Exploring the Batanta orchids, Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat, 30 April 2022. – Batanta is one of the four major islands in Raja Ampat Regency, located around 34 kilometers west of Sorong, the capital city of Papua Barat Province. The island has various pristine ecosystems, i.e. coastal, lowland tropical rainforest, and lower mountain forests at an altitude of about 1100 m above […]

In search of the Fakfak limestone orchids, Papua Barat

Sorong, 19 April 2022. – At the beginning of 2022, Reza Saputra explored the orchids in the most threatened limestone mountain in Papua Barat Province, i.e., Fakfak Mts. The rapid development of the regency led to limestone extraction from this mountain. They extract limestone used for raw materials for construction ten years ago. The quarries […]