Indonesia

UNESCO reiterates road project’s dangers to Papua park as Indonesia doubles down; Hans Nicholas Jong; Monga Bay

Photo: Monga Bay

UNESCO has renewed its call for the closure of a road running through Indonesia’s Lorentz National Park after the nation’s environment minister said shutting it down would be impossible. The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses a variety of biodiversity-rich ecosystems on the western coast of the island of New Guinea. BirdLife International has called the park “probably the single most important reserve” on the giant island.

Source: UNESCO reiterates road project’s dangers to Papua park as Indonesia doubles down

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