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Lorentz National Park ,Papua,Indonesia.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

hy all. how are you today?
I hope we are all fine.
this time we will walk to Papua.
come on let's see the sights info.
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Lorentz National Park is a national park located in the province of Papua, Indonesia. With an area of ​​25,000 km ² Lorentz is the largest national park in Southeast Asia.

This national park has a high biodiversity and cultural diversity supported amazing. An estimated age of 30,000 years of culture and is the residence of the tribe Nduga, Western Dani, Amungme, Sempan and Asmat. The possibility there's more people living in remote wilderness is yet to make contact with modern humans.

The Asmat sculpture famous sculpture skills. According to belief, the tribe is identical to the forest or the trees. The trunk is denoted as the human body, the branches as
arms, and the fruit as a human head. The tree is considered as a place to live the spirits of their ancestors. Asmat society that respects the system tree, it applies also to rivers, mountains etc.
Besides having a very high biodiversity, there are also some specific and unique presence in the Puncak Jaya glaciers and rivers that disappeared several kilometers into the ground in the Valley Balliem

Go to the Lorentz National Park from the town of Timika to the northern part of the area using a pioneering flight to the South and use of ships through the Port of Sawa Erma, followed by the path to multiple locations

The best visiting season: August / December each year.
Lorentz National security is representative of the complete ecosystem for biodiversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This area is also one among the three regions in the world that have glaciers in the tropics. It stretches from snow-capped mountain peaks (5030 m asl), to stretch out to the coastal waters with mangrove forests and borders the Arafura Sea waters. In this stretch, there is a spectrum of ecological stunning alpine vegetation of the region, sub-alpine, montane, sub-montane, lowland, and wetlands.

A total of 34 types of vegetation including swamp forest, river, forest sago, peat forests, coral sand beaches, rain forest land flat / slope, rain forest on the hill, heath forest, mountain forest, grasslands, and lichens.
The types of plants in this park include palm (Nypa fruticans), mangrove (Rhizophora apiculata), Pandanus julianettii, Colocasia esculenta, Avicennia marina, Podocarpus pilgeri, and Nauclea coadunata.

The types of animals that have been identified in the Lorentz National Park as many as 630 species of birds (± 70% of the bird in Papua) and 123 species of mammals. Bird species characteristic of this national park there are two types of cassowaries, four megapodes, 31 types of virgin / pigeons, 30 species of parrots, 13 species of birds shrimp, 29 species of birds of honey, and 20 endemic species such as long-tailed paradise paradise (Paradigalla caruneulata) and quail snow (Anurophasis monorthonyx).





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