Laiwangi Wanggameti National Park

Laiwangi-Wanggameti National Park represents all forest types in Sumba, including alpine forest which is not common in Sumba. This Park has a species diversity of high value, in particular at an altitude of 800 m asl. Among the species of flora are jambu hutan (Syzygium sp.), pulai (Alstonia scholaris), beringin (Ficus sp.), kenari (Canarium oleosum), […]
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The Traditional Whale Hunt of Lamalera on Flores

Around the world, the village of Lamalera on the island of Lembata  on Flores is known as the home of traditional whale hunting. Portuguese documents dating back to 1643 already mention that these heroic hunts were sighted then. In Lamalera, villagers hunt large sea animals, like whales, manta rays and sometimes dolphins to provide food and a […]
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