14 percent of the planet’s fish—both fresh and saltwater varieties—13 percent of its mammals, 7 percent of its reptiles, 6 percent of its amphibians, and forty-six unique primate species. Even more impressively, the islands are home to 11 percent of the flowering plants on Earth. With so much at stake, it’s important to understand that Indonesia is a place where conservation is vital. Fauna & Flora International, for example, focuses on preventing deforestation and encouraging conservation across several islands. It also works to prevent illegal trafficking of tigers and to protect the wildlife. This is just one agency working to protect the environment and its inhabitants in Indonesia. Indonesia is known for its shocking number of unique species. Orangutans hail from Indonesia in Sumatra and Borneo. Komodo dragons, dangerous but popular, can be found on Komodo. On the north-western tip of Java, it’s possible to see the
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