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[ecPlus.com] Nature does not stop short of surprises! The Australian scientists found hidden in the virgin forests of Foja Mountains in western Indonesia several new species, including a Pinocchio-nosed frog and the world’s smallest wallaby (kangaroo).
The Australian scientist Paul Oliver is the one lead the team during an expedition to the Foja Mountains in West Papua in Indonesia that started in 2008, and which led to the incredible discovery of several new species. Continue reading
BRIDIE SMITH, May 18, 2010
RESEARCHERS have uncovered a clutch of previously unknown species living in a remote area of West Papua often referred to as ”the lost world”.
In the United Nations international year of biodiversity, the group’s announcement includes a unique tree frog with a Pinocchio-like nose.
Read more on the Age.com.au
VivaNews, 18 Mei 2010, 16:14 WIB
The mass media in Europe have never paid huge attention toward the issue as well.
VIVAnews – None of the countries in the European Union supports the Papuan independence. On the contrary, the EU stands behind the implementation of the special autonomy in the easternmost province of Indonesia.
The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Sun, 05/16/2010 8:16 PM | National
A leader of the Free Papua movement, Nicolas Jouwe, has become an Indonesian citizen after living in exile in the Netherlands for 50 years.
He received his certificate of citizenship from Minister of Law and Human Rights Patrialis Akbar in Papua’s provincial capital Jayapura on Saturday. Continue reading
The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Sun, 05/16/2010 8:45 PM | Headlines
Welcome back!: In this file photo, Free Papua Organization co-founder Nicholas Jouwe (second left) is welcome by Papua GovernorBarnabas Suebu (right) upon his arrival at Sentani Airport in Jayapura. Nicholas Jouwe spent more than 40 years in exile in the Netherlands. — ANTARA/Oka Barta
Justice and Human Rights Minister Patrialis Akbar said Sunday he planned to release a number of Papuan political activists jailed for campaigning for separation from Indonesia.
The minister said during his visit to Papua that he would discuss the plan with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Coordinating Minister for Political and Security Affairs Widodo AS. The policy, he explained, aimed at stabilizing the restive province.