Scientists have discovered an untouched land in the Foja Mountains, East Indonesia. This so-called “Lost World” was first discovered on 2005 and made an international sensation since the newly discovered species could be parts of the missing links in plants and animals taxonomies.
One of my lecturers in University, Mr. Jatna Supriyatna, Ph.D. is the vice president of Conservation International for Indonesia. He was also involved in that big project (and made himself even more hard to find in campus). But sadly, I can’t find him anywhere in these Yahoo! 60 minutes documentaries.
Hopefully no human will ever harm this Garden of Eden we own. And hopefully more Indonesians will get involved in this project, so that we could learn more, know more, and also appreciate our treasured land more.
Watching one of the videos made me realize, how little I actually know about my own country. The culture of the local people there is so strange and unfamiliar for us Indonesians who live in big cities like Jakarta. There’s still so much to do for us to really promote our country world wide, and I don’t think it’s the best decision to invite people to Indonesia when we don’t even know much about our home yet. But then again, I could be only talking too much.