• Celebrating Sulawesi: An Exuberance of Indonesian Biodiversity

    3 monthes ago - By National Geographic

    By Matthew Linkie
    Indonesia is a megadiversity country, but even by its exceptionally high levels of biodiversity, Sulawesi stands out for its bewilderingly rich, charismatic and, at times, quirky species. The island, whose shape resembles a hyper-extended letter K, is the 11th largest in the world.
    Sulawesi's shape and rugged terrain were forged by the collision of land masses from Asia and Australasia that brought with them their own unique flora and fauna, which subsequently went into evolutionary overdrive as rapid speciation ensued.
    Sulawesi is a rich treasure trove of awe-inspiring...
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