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Researchers have discovered the population of pig-nosed turtles has declined over the past 30 years.
Scientists have made spectacular discoveries of more than a thousand new species on the island of New Guinea and its waters from 1998 to 2008, according to environmental group World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Fish are not as dumb as people sometimes think: marine scientists have found that fish that are regularly hunted with spearguns are much more wary and keep their distance from fishers.
CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Feb.
Scientists have discovered a new species of cave fish which has developed without eyes or pigmentation in Indonesiaâ€™s eastern Papua area.
CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Sept.
Environment groups name two kingpins in illegal international trade LONDON, Aug.
CAIRNS, Australia and HOUSTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE: IOC) (POMSoX: IOC) today announced that a Joint Venture Operating Agreement ("JVOA") for the Company's proposed Condensate Stripping Plant ("CSP") has been finalized with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui").
American glaciologist Lonnie Thompson has spent decades on glaciers drilling ice cores and has never come across a situation that is now occurring on top of Puncak Jaya -- a three-mile high glacier located in the Sudirman Range in the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia.
The Ropen is a flying creature claimed to inhabit the area around Papua New Guinea. This creature is part of the local folklore, however, the natives believe it is a real animal. The description varies from being bat-like to Pterosaur-like. Its tail is 25 percent as long as its wingspan. It is said to have a diet of fish, but some claim the creature also consumes human flesh. There have been three expeditions in search of evidence of the Ropen’s existence. In 2006, Paul Nation...
Southern Tailed Birdwing (Ornithoptera meridionalis), is the smallest species of butterfly in its genus. It is found in southern Papua New Guinea and in several areas along the south coast of Irian Jaya. It is strictly a lowland species, favouring primary rainforest. A very few specimens have also been collected at altitude in Irian Jaya, however these specimens were reared from immature stages and emerged crippled, suggesting that high altitude forests are not favoured habitats. Males...