Donnerstag, 30. Januar 2014

0251 Indonesia - Biodiversity

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Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life.
Indonesia’s rainforests are home to some of the highest levels of biological diversity in the world.  Many sources credit Indonesia as the most species rich country on earth. Spread over 18,000 islands, Indonesia contains the world’s third largest area of rainforest after the Amazon and Africa’s Congo Basin.
Incredibly, with just 1 percent of the Earth’s land area, Indonesia’s rainforests contain 10 percent of the world’s known plant species, 12 percent of mammal species - including endangered orangutans and critically endangered Sumatran tigers and rhinos - and 17 percent of all known bird species.
And there is still much to be discovered.  The Indonesian Ministry of the Environment estimates that more than half of Indonesia’s species are still unrecorded!!!!! :) 

Fine series of these map cards is here!!!

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