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Indonesia | Plans to pave road through Mamberamo Foja Wildlife Reserve imperil biodiversity: enviros

JAYAPURA, Indonesia — Paving of a dirt road linking two cities in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region could spark the destruction of a wildlife reserve whose isolation has made it a biodiversity hotspot.


The 585-kilometer (364-mile) road runs from the coastal city of Jayapura, the provincial capital, southwest through the mountainous hinterland to the town of Wamena. It forms part of the Trans-Papua Highway, a web of asphalt cutting thousands of kilometers across the Indonesian half of the island of New Guinea.


https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/trans-papua-road-wamena-jayapura-mamberamo-foja-lorentz/

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