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The Living Edens: Borneo
Borneo, the third largest island in the world, straddles the equator across Malaysia and Indonesia. Dominated by Mt. Kinabalu, the tallest peak in Southeast Asia at 13,000 feet, the island teems with exotic plant and animal life. Travel to the rain forests, jungles and mountains of Borneo and explore its magnificent wildlife.

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Global Ecology and Biogeography
If you enjoyed Rob Whittaker's Birth of an Island here on the Wild Indonesia Web site, you might be interested in this scientific journal, which he edits. Along with a sister publication, Global Ecology and Biogeography provides comprehensive coverage of the fields of biogeography, ecology and biodiversity.

Library of Congress Study: Indonesia
This electronic edition of Indonesia: A Country Study describes and analyzes the institutions of Indonesia, examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided.

Living in Indonesia
This is a comprehensive and interactive guide for foreigners planning to live, or already living, in Indonesia. The site is the brainchild of Lisa Kumaradjaja, an American who, after arriving in Jakarta in January of this year, found herself in a situation that confronts many newcomers -- she didn't know where to turn to get basic information on her new hometown.

The Ultimate Indonesian Homepage
The Ultimate Indonesian Home Page, according to its founder, was the first Web site to host information about Indonesia. It was started in the early development of the World Wide Web at CERN as a personal project to answer many questions about Indonesia. True to its name, the site offers information about nearly every aspect of Indonesia.

The Indonesian Nature Conservation Database
This site is dedicated to all protected areas of Indonesia. It not only describes the various National Parks (Taman Nasional), but also the many Nature Reserves (Cagar Alam), Game or Wildlife Reserves (Suaka Margasatwa) and several of the many Recreation Parks (Taman Wisata) in Indonesia.

An Introduction to Indonesia
'Unity in Diversity," the national motto of Indonesia, is a term that strikes deep into the heart of this dynamic and attractive Southeast Asian nation. Few places offer such cultural variety and geographical complexity as Indonesia, and no two journeys here are ever alike.

Indonesian National Parks
Although Indonesia covers only 1.3 percent of the earth’s land surface, it includes 10 percent of the world’s flowering plant species; 12 percent of the world’s mammal species; 16 percent of all reptile and amphibian species; 17 percent of the world’s bird species; and 25 percent or more of the world’s fish species. All of the national parks that contain this biodiversity are listed here.

Wonderful Nature in Asia
This site's section on Indonesia presents the natural and cultural worlds with an abundance of imagery. Short descriptions are offered of highlighted regions of the country.

Tourism Indonesia
The official country tourism site is maintained by the Directorate General of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia. It contains everything anyone would want to know in preparation for visiting Indonesia, including country facts, information about flora and fauna, national park listings, and a schedule of upcoming cultural events.

U.S. Department of State: Indonesia
Get all the basic facts about Indonesia from the Web site of the U.S. Department of State. The site provides excellent basic information about many aspects of the country, including geography, people, government and economy courtesy of the U.S. Department of State (last updated 10/98).


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