An Indonesian mountain jungle has been hiding a lost world in it. But, it eventually could not go successful skirting it against the impertinent minds of the researchers. It’s the lost world in a literal sense. It is a home to dozens of exotic new species of birds, butterflies, frogs and plants.
Even the indigenous peoples living near the Foja range did not venture into the trackless area of 3,000 sq km (1,200 sq miles), as the range rises to 2,200 metres (7,218 ft). It is roughly the size of Luxembourg or the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
Riding helicopters, the team of 25 scientists ventured to the boggy clearings in the pristine zone.
“It’s as close to the Garden of Eden as you’re going to find on Earth,” said Bruce Beehler, co-leader of the U.S., Indonesian, and Australian expedition to part of the cloud-shrouded Foja mountains in the west of New Guinea. “We just scratched the surface,” Beehler told Reuters. “Anyone who goes there will come back with a mystery.”
Via: Environmental News Network