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Indonesia, Lorentz National Park

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Location Province of Papua (formerly Irian Jaya), Indonesia
Coordinates S4 45 0 E137 49 59.988
Property 2,350,000 ha
Date of Inscription 1999

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/955 )

Lorentz National Park (2.35 million ha) is the largest protected area in South-East Asia. It is the only protected area in the world to incorporate a continuous, intact transect from snowcap to tropical marine environment, including extensive lowland wetlands. Located at the meeting-point of two colliding continental plates, the area has a complex geology with ongoing mountain formation as well as major sculpting by glaciation. The area also contains fossil sites which provide evidence of the evolution of life on New Guinea, a high level of endemism and the highest level of biodiversity in the region.

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