Tuesday, February 07, 2006


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!


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