An international team of scientists trekked through an area in the mist-shrouded Foja Mountains, located just north of the vast Mamberano Basin of north-western (Indonesian) New Guinea, and recorded new butterflies, frogs and a series of remarkable plants that included five new palms and a giant rhododendron flower. The survey also found a honeyeater bird that was previously unknown to science (photo).
"It's beautiful, untouched, unpopulated forest; there's no evidence of human impact or presence up in these mountains", said Bruce Beehler, co-leader of the group. "It's as close to the Garden of the Eden as you're going to find on Earth".
As mankind insists in destroying nature, it is a privilege to assist to the miracle of creation!