Loving the Floras and Faunas of Western Indonesia

loving the floras & faunas

Indonesia has one of the most diverse collections of floras and faunas in the world. The country is a home for more than 500 different kinds of mammals, 100 types of butterflies, 600 reptiles, 1,500 birds and 250 kinds of amphibians. There are more than 4,000 species of orchid flowers such as the Vanda, Phalaenopsis, Phapiopedilum, Dendrobium and Coelogyne. No wonder that this largest archipelago becomes one of earth’s largest biospheres. Let’s preserve and protect the floras and faunas of Western Indonesia!

This beautifully illustrated book will take you to the exciting, dynamic and colorful world of Western Indonesia’s jungles. You can learn how to preserve the natures by loving all living creatures in them.

You can purchase the books from my website www.didgitcobbleheart.com. Go to “The Market” button, and select the ones you like to buy, and complete your name and address. We will send your purchase after you send the payment to our BCA account number. It’s easy, right? Oh, and for my Indonesian readers, “Loving the Floras and Faunas of Western Indonesia” book is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Just make sure you select the right version when making the purchase.

Stay tune for more books under this series as well!

Happy reading!

 

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Loving Indonesian Oceans Book

indonesian ocean book

Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world, and it is my intention to illustrate the importance of the oceans and seas that form as natural barrier in between the islands of Indonesia and its surrounding neighbors

Indonesia has big oceans like the Indian Ocean to the south and west, the open Pacific Ocean to the northeast, and the South China Sea to the north. There are a vast number of straits and passages found around the islands of this archipelago as well. For example, the Karimata Strait connects the South China Sea to the Java Sea; the Strait of Malacca runs between Sumatra and mainland Malaysia; the Sunda Strait lies between Java and Sumatra, and the further east among the islands is the Makassar Strait between Borneo and Sulawesi.

In the waters directly off the islands of Indonesia are at least 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs. However, fishing practices and land erosion increasingly endanger these important marine ecosystems. That is why it is important to love and protect the country’s seas and oceans.

This beautifully illustrated book will take you to the exciting, dynamic and colorful world of Indonesia’s underwater. You can learn how to preserve the oceans by loving all living creatures in them.

You can purchase the books from my website www.didgitcobbleheart.com. Go to “The Market” button, and select the ones you like to buy, and complete your name and address. We will send your purchase after you send the payment to our BCA account number. It’s easy, right? Oh, and for my Indonesian readers, “Loving Indonesian Oceans” book is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Just make sure you select the right version when making the purchase.

Stay tune for more books under this series as well!

Happy reading!

Indonesian Unique Plant – The Corpse Flower

raflesia

Imagine that you have the world’s largest individual flower in the world in your garden, but it smells like rotting flesh! Yeap! There’s such a flower, and Indonesia, specifically, the eastern part of Lake Maninjau, Sumatra, is the home of this one of a kind Corpse Flower or Rafflesia arnoldii.

This rare, parasitic, rootless and leafless plant is a member of the genus Tetrastigma (in the grape family, Vitaceae). Since it is parasitic in nature, most of the time it lives unobserved inside woody stems and roots of its host plants. They became visible when their plump buds emerge through the bark of the hosts and they develop into the largest, fleshiest and smelliest flower known in the world!

I heard that the flower buds are used by the local people in some of their traditional medicine, and Indonesian proudly showcase this iconic flower in their stamps and tourist brochures.

So, if you are intrigue by this peculiar flower, come to Indonesia and visit the Sumatra island!