Sunday, June 06, 2010

Tapir

Tapir is a large browsing mammal, it looks like a pig. There are four species of tapirs : Brazilian Tapir, Malayan Tapir, Baird's Tapir and Mountain Tapir. Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus) is the species that live in South-east Asia. All four species are endangered or vulnerables. They are frequently live in dryland forests. The tapir's diet consists of fruits, leaves, and berries.

There are several number of conservation programs around the world, for example, The Tapir Specialists Group, a unit of IUCN Species Survival Commission. Did you know? 27 April 2008 is the World Tapir Day. That day is to establish awareness to this four species of tapir.


Carnaval of Flora and fauna Indonesia

video

Hi all,

this short video will give us a better understanding about Indonesia. As we know that Indonesia is a tropical country and has a lot of variety of flora and fauna. This video will give you an introduction of flora and fauna in Indonesia as well as the threat they are facing. We hope after you watch this video, you can take part as individual to protect flora and fauna not only in Indonesia but also anywhere else around the world. As for foreigners who want to visit Indonesia we hope to see you soon here.

Enjoy the show and welcome to Indonesia.....!!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

National Flowers of Indonesia

On 5 June 1990, President Soeharto declared National Flowers of Indonesia that can represent the character of Indonesia. There are :
  1. Jasmine (Jasminum sambac) - A small white flower with sweet fragrance,

  2. Moon Orchid (Phalaenopsis amabilis) - A small beautiful flower that represent the beauty of Indonesia,

  3. Rafflesia Arnoldii (Rafflesia Arnoldii) - A big unique flower that only can found in Indonesia.

source : www.wikipedia.com