Sumatra Project
Nature in Sumatra
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That is Susan Mikota at the base of this spectacularly buttressed tree at Bogor Botanical Gardens on Java.  This is widely held to be the most magnificent botanical garden in the world.  Its huge trees date back to its origin in about 1819.  The palm collection is also spectacular. 

Unless change occurs rapidly, the natural forests of trees like this will be destroyed within a very few years.  Western consumption drives local greed as illegal logging cuts down the once-mighty rainforests of Sumatra and the rest of Indonesia.

This habitat sustained the diverse wildlife you see in these images.  They deserve a place to live.  WWF is trying to save one of these most diverse lowland forests.  Follow the link below to learn more.

WWF Finds Record Number of Species in Indonesian Forest

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