Ocean Warriors Plastic in Paradise is a story of siblings from a remote fishing village in Raja Ampat, West Papua, who save a turtle when he accidentally ingests a plastic bag. Written by Friendly Drifter, the book is intended to teach the children of this remote area, and around the world, how we can help to protect and care for our oceans and environment.
Raja Ampat is part of the Coral Triangle, often referred to as the “Amazon of the Sea”. It is the most biodiverse marine environment in the world. Raja Ampat has been described as a “species factory” with over 1,300 species of coral reef fish, 700 species of mollusc, 600 species of hard coral, 57 species of mantis shrimp, 13 marine mammal species and 5 species of rare and endangered sea turtles calling the archipelago home.
There are currently no sustainable waste management systems in place in Raja Ampat, and despite its isolation and remote location this area is not immune to the plastic tide. All proceeds from the sale of this book go towards Friendly Drifter missions including education and awareness, conservation, and creating and maintaining a sustainable waste management system for Raja Ampat.
Atlas Pearls is proud to support this project bringing awareness to this amazing area we are privileged to work within.