Friday, 17 May 2013
Indonesia 2006 - New Found Species in Papua FDC
Papua's forest in the furthest reaches of the Indonesian province of Papua are some of the most bio diverse in the world, but they are increasingly under threat from commercial logging. However, the Foja Mountains are so isolated they remain untouched by human.
A group of scientist at the end of 2005, sponsored by the US-based Conservation International (CI), the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Papua Institute of Conservation and Nature Resources, found animals which supposed to extinct, such as Smoky Honey-eater Bird and Golden-fronted Bowerbird. The last found of this species, 1895 in Europe, was in a preserved form. The Biological Scientist thought that the bird was from a Dutch colony area in East Asia. Now, after 110 years past, this species found on Papua Island in the most eastern part of Indonesia.