About New "Lost World" Of Wildlife Found.
|February 7th, 2006||#1|
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New "Lost World" Of Wildlife Found. info
"JAKARTA, Indonesia - Describing it as the discovery of a “Lost World,” conservation groups and Indonesia on Tuesday said an expedition to one of Asia’s most isolated jungles had found several dozen new species of frogs, butterflies, flowers and birds."
Every time I feel like we've dammed the last river and paved over the last open space, oh well, it won't last long now.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.”
—John Stuart Mill
|February 7th, 2006||#2|
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Just saw this one on a news site, and I find it quite interesting myself.
There are also planned a couple of expeditions to explore the oceans this year, and I believe they will be able to find a few interesting things down there as well..
|February 8th, 2006||#3|
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In pictures: Papua's 'lost world'
An international team of scientists says it has found dozens of new species of plants and animals during an expedition to the Foja Mountains of Papua province, Indonesia. (Image: Bruce Beehler/CI)
The team gathered the first photographic record of the Berlepsch's six-wired "lost" bird of paradise (Image: Bruce Beehler)
One of the highlights was the discovery of a new species of smoky honeyeater - the first new bird species to be sighted on the island of New Guinea in more than 60 years. (Image: Bruce Beehler/CI)
One of the team leaders, Bruce Beehler, said the forest location, "was as close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth". (Image: Stephen Richards)
The Foja Mountains appear to be one of the richest sites for frogs in the Asia-Pacific region. More than 20 new species of frogs were found. (Image: Stephen Richards)
The botanical experts on the team collected more than 550 plant species, including five new palms. (Image: Johannes Mogea)
Some of the creatures the scientists came into contact with were remarkably unafraid of humans. Long-beaked echidnas, primitive egg-laying mammals, were happy to be picked up. (Image: Stephen Richards)
The team repeatedly encountered an epiphytic rhododendron that grew high in the treetops. It produced large white scented flowers that fell to the ground after several days of blooming. (Image: Wayne Takeuchi)
The team says it did not have nearly enough time during its expedition to survey the area completely and intends to return in August or September this year. (Image: Stephen Richards)
The Foja Mountains are a hotspot for frogs, says the Conservation International Rapid Assessment Program expedition team (Image: Stephen Richards)
|February 9th, 2006||#7|
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IG, you're becoming such a tree-hugging softy.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck
|February 9th, 2006||#10|
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yeah right. Violence is the reason for human technological advancement
Screwing over bureaucratic organizations, one paper tiger at a time.
Trespassers will be shot and fed to the dogs.