As stewards of God’s creation – supporting the indigenous communities as well as protecting the natural environment in a way that is beneficial to both, providing alternative ways through which locals can generate an income, education campaigns, and replacing destructive ways of fishing, fishing on endangered or protected species, catching bird species or mammals living on the densely forested islands, and protecting dense forests from being logged. Also, to create a welcoming work environment and facilities to support researchers working in the area.
The RARCC engages indigenous communities in the deployment of financial self-reliant projects and small businesses which stimulate conservation and protection for the present and future generations of the Raja Ampat archipelago.
- Enrich the lives of community members through employment and education
- Provide interest free loans to local entrepreneurs
- Offer facilities and support staff to scientists conducting research in the Raja Ampat archipelago
- Raise awareness of the natural environment and the importance of conservation and protection
- Reduce destructive and illegal fishing activities within the Raja Ampat archipelago
- Collaborate with other stakeholders such as NGO’s, the government, and dive operators (dive resorts and liveaboards) to increase impact and create higher effectiveness