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An international team of scientists says it has found a "lost world"

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posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 04:44 AM
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An international team of scientists says it has found a "lost world" in the Indonesian jungle that is home to dozens of new animal and plant species

news.bbc.co.uk...

It's beautiful, untouched, unpopulated forest; there's no evidence of human impact or presence

Two long-beaked echidnas, primitive egg-laying mammals, even allowed scientists to pick them up and bring them back to their camp to be studied, he added.

WOW what a find somuch in one place

new trees
new flowers
new butterflies
new animals
some thought near extinct animals found
breeding ground of bird of paradise found

and more, they also said they ran out of time and will be going back to look for more later in year.




posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 05:12 AM
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Wow this is fascinating! I loved the pics of the birds. I hope they manage to keep it pristine. One thing I found confusing is why the area had remained so pristine, why the native people did not ever go there? Maybe they will tell that in furure articles. Great post.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:09 AM
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the idea of an 'oasis', 'lost world', ' sanctuary',
and/or the ?coincidence? of discovering a type of 'Eden', a place where
the 'Gaia' is tenaciously holding on from the onslaught of the human footprint.....really got my mind a racing....

serendipity or coincidence, just yesterday (mon 6 feb) i was busy looking at this site; www.na.unep.net...

You might explore 'Chapter 3; Human Impacts on the Planet'
another look-see, 'Chapter 4; Natural & Human Induced Extreme Events'

but the most relevent to the thread is found in 'Chapter 2'
scroll down to '2.5; Biodiversity, Invasive Species, and Protected Areas'

""most plants and animals exist in places in which they did not originate. They moved...into new areas over time.""

continue your scroll down, to page 59, Mining- Ok Tedi Mine, Papua New Guinea.

if that wasn't too clear, just click the last dot

have a nice day, & thanks for the thread starter



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 09:00 AM
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news.bbc.co.uk...

link to more pictures from expedition



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 09:56 AM
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Maybe they should blaze a trail and build a few resorts there, throw in a casino and voila! A tourist destination!

A place with a dense population as Indonesia is, it's amazing it's not all stomped on yet?!



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:27 PM
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i bet the pharmacy companies are interested in those new plants and trees and flowers they found there, pretty amazing if you ask me, so much unknown to science stuff in one place.

They will be going back in AUG/SEPT this year to look around properly as they ran out of time and had to return with out a real proper look around so id expect more new discoveries then too.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 12:32 PM
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This is awsome! looks like a scene out of "the Medicine man" hopefully they don't find any evidence of humans there (ie. ruins, acient civilization etc) because if they do this will be the last bunch of pictures we get from there!

I wish more of these things were brought to our attention via television, newspapers and such. I believe these are things people would really like to see instead of an hour of burning churches and mayhem!

Good job guys look forward to seeing more pic in the future...



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 01:31 PM
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I saw this article this morning and thought it was great, and they have explored such a small area. I hope many more photos come out. Very interesting how the animals were not afraid of humans, hopefully they wont have a reason to real soon..



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by SeldomSeen
I saw this article this morning and thought it was great, and they have explored such a small area. I hope many more photos come out. Very interesting how the animals were not afraid of humans, hopefully they wont have a reason to real soon..



I fear that as much as I share your hope, hope alone may not be enough my friend ... It's great that they've found it - but I'd far more wish it had stayed safe, and hidden.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 01:42 PM
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I fear that as much as I share your hope, hope alone may not be enough my friend ... It's great that they've found it - but I'd far more wish it had stayed safe, and hidden.


Yes, sadly just a matter of time, we just keep closing in on the openess we so desperately need, seeing the images and reading the story made me think of what things were like, or could have been.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 03:40 PM
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Some interesting finds

I really like the golden-fronted bowerbird


I dont know if I would call this the " Lost World" though that sounds more catchy then new birds and frog discovered. Things like the bird finds are amazing. But the Vietnam discoveries of new large mammal species like the The giant muntjac in the 90s was more impressive IMHO



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:01 PM
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This is a really interesting discovery. I wonder what else they are going to find there.


Posted by SpinDropSmile

This is awsome! looks like a scene out of "the Medicine man" hopefully they don't find any evidence of humans there (ie. ruins, acient civilization etc) because if they do this will be the last bunch of pictures we get from there!



Why do you say this? Do you think they would try and cover it up for some reason?



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:11 PM
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lets just hope they dont "discover" any viruses, especially possibly a strain of virus that could just wipe us out. deep in the forests where no man has gone, where no man was meant to be as they say. im just hoping they dont bring anything back lol. that would end in a bad way.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:14 PM
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Oh my gosh! The picture of the wild bird sitting on the guy's hand just blew me away. It almost made me cry. It was "return to innocence" when animals don't realize we're a terrible threat that they should be scared of.

Thank you so much for sharing this!



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 07:45 PM
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i was flabergasted when i read this article this morning off of yahoo. i cant wait for them to go back, im sure they'll find hundreds of new species if not entirely new animals. this reminded me how much about our own planet we still really dont know. just think how many more of these tropical islands are out there with other species of animals. and Valhall, i know what you mean. i think thats amazing that they have no idea who we are and have been locked away from so many other animals and people they have no idea were a threat to them. try to go in your backyard and grab a bird, it aint gunna happen. so yeah that was really a touching site.



posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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Better if they never found it it will be destoyed by man for the love of money. Everyone will go there now and pollute it who is going to look after it now. Then again it might be pretected.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:39 AM
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I wonder how many of these animals that we havent discovered yet are already endangered species?
Our human tenticals reach rather far and wide.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 09:58 AM
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A new large mammal for Indonesia, the golden-mantled tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus pulcherrimus)

This is like, what the fourth or fith largish mammal discovered in the past few years no? Pretty impressive. Most people had thought that there wouldn't be any more largish mammal finds anywhere, birds, frogs, fish, yes, but not mammals.


I wonder how many of these animals that we havent discovered yet are already endangered species?
Our human tenticals reach rather far and wide.

Its a region that hasn't been touched by humans. Most of these organisms are probably extinct because they are just small local varieties. Interesting and beautiful and fascinating, but still, these sorts of things go extinct with or without man.

[edit on 8-2-2006 by Nygdan]



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:54 AM
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Originally posted by The time lord
Better if they never found it it will be destoyed by man for the love of money. Everyone will go there now and pollute it who is going to look after it now. Then again it might be pretected.


I can some what understand your Pessimism but, If no endangered animals were found there it would have no chance for protection. Atleast now steps can be taking to help protect them.

Ill use a well known crypto Bigfoot as a example we have no solid scientfic proof yet so there is nothing stopping people from cutting down sections of forest it might live in. If it was proven to exist you can bet people would be setting aside large tracks of land for such a amazing and rare creature.

Nobody is going to try to protect a creature that cant be proven exist.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by grimreaper797
lets just hope they dont "discover" any viruses, especially possibly a strain of virus that could just wipe us out. deep in the forests where no man has gone, where no man was meant to be as they say. im just hoping they dont bring anything back lol. that would end in a bad way.


You know, that is very possible to happen. With an area like that, you might say it's likely. Take a look at the congo, go there and most likely you won't come out alive. (unless you go with a group of highly prepared professionals that is)

Oh and, ya the area will get protected. Of course it will, the question is, will they protect it before or after it's screwed up with our trash? That's the thing, people don't know what they have until after they don't have it anymore. Hopefully they will discover something that is a threat to humans so the animals there can stay out of harms way.



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