West Papua. Cenderawasih Bay National Park was Designated as a Marine Reserve area by the Minister of Forestry in the year 2002 in the region of West Papua. Cenderawasih Bay is a paradise for both plants and animals that live both on land and in the water.
Cenderawasih Bay National Park is located in 5 regions and two provinces, namely Wondana Bay Regency and district of Manokwari in West Papua Province and Nabire Regency, Yapen Regency and Waropen Regency in Papua Province. Locals living around the National Park utilizes the resources of the sea as a source of life and maintaining the existing flora and fauna of the area.
The decision of the Minister of Forestry Number 58/Kpts-II/1990 dated February 3, 1990, the area was declared a Marine Reserve area.  This conservation area was designated as a National. This conservation area was designated as a National Park-Paradise Bay Sea through a decision of the Minister of forestry Number 472/Kpts-II/1993 dated September 2, 1993. New established as a Cenderawasih Bay National Marine Park based on the decision letter of the Minister of Forestry number 8009/Kpts-II/2002 dated August 29, 2002.
 Taman Nasional Teluk Cendrawasih https://www.wwf.or.id/program/wilayah_kerja_kami/papua/taman_nasional_teluk_cendrawasih___manokwari___papua_barat/ . Diakses pada 15 November 2017.
 Taman Nasional Laut Teluk Cenderawasih http://www.wondamakab.go.id/konservasi/taman-nasional-teluk-cendrawasih . Diakses 15 November 2017
 Profil Taman Nasional Laut Teluk Cenderawasih http://telukcenderawasih-nationalpark.org/statis-1-profil.html Diakses 15 November 2017.
Key Words: Cenderawasih Bay National Park, Marine Reserves, Minister Of Forestry, West Papua.
By: Arifina Wijaya (Reasearcher, MaCDIS)