Biodiversity

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Hiding behind a trunk

Photographer: Wawan Tarniwan

Location: Mount Sawal, Ciamis (West Java) - 2010

Known as “bunglon” in Indonesia, the Chameleon Anglehead Lizard (Gonocephalus chamaeleontinus) is called “londok leuweung” or “londok hutan” by the people of West Java. This reptile feeds on insects and has the capability to perfectly blend in with its environment. 

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Red Tree Frog

Photographer: Ardi Andono

Location: Cibeureum Waterfall, Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park (Java) - 2009

The very rare, Red Tree Frog, or Pearl Tree Frog (Nyctixalus margaritifer) is endemic to Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park (TNGGP). Only discovered in 2009, the frog’s red body is covered with white dots that are reminiscent of diamonds or pearls.



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Parental care in Celebes frog

Photographer: M. Irfansyah Lubis

Location: Bontosiri, South Sulawesi - 2007

Limnonectes Modestus (Boulenger, 1882) is a species of frog in the Ranidae family. Endemic to Indonesia, the frogs protect their eggs from predators. Observations in South Sulawesi on the Bontosiri stream show that this species always lays its eggs in the same place. Their nests are usually found on a leaf or rock close to the water surface with between 30 to 60 eggs in one nest.



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A Day in Tanjung Puting National Park

Photographer: Peter Frank

Location: Tanjung Puting National Park,  Central Kalimantan - 2011

Travelling in Borneo left a deep impact on me - not only because of the orangutans but also through seeing the destruction caused by the oil palm industry. Conserving nature isn’t enough, although developing awareness through education will hopefully help people understand the benefits of nature for the future.

 

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Butterfly

Photographer:  Tri Winarni

Location: Bogor Botanical Garden, Bogor (West Java) - 2011 

By functioning as pollinators, butterflies play a significant role in maintaining the ecological balance and ensuring the natural reproduction of some plants. In every stage of their development - either as eggs, larva, caterpillars, cocoons, or as fully formed butterflies, they are a source of food for many species. Because of their vulnerability to ecological changes, their presence is a sign of a healthy forest.


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Feeding spider

Photographer: Djamal Sharief

Location: Luboek Village, Aceh Besar, Province of Aceh (Sumatra) - 2011

This spider is called “Ramideun” in Acehnese and can easily be found. The spider builds its web between trees to catch its prey.