Misool Eco Resort has announced plans to expand their existing 425 sq km No-Take Zone in Raja Ampat, Indonesia to over 1200 sq km. This will safeguard some of the world richest reefs against fishing, shark finning, blast fishing, and turtle poaching in an area twice the size of Singapore.
To help fund the expansion, Misool Eco Resort and The Seven Seas are auctioning off a 14-night combination trip in February 2011. A charter of 14 guests will be joined by renowned Conservation International marine scientists Dr Mark Erdmann and Dr Gerry Allen. The opening bid is 96,500 USD, and all the profits benefit the Daram Project. Auction closes 31 May 2010. Please visit Daram Project for more information