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A family of Spectral Tarsiers captured on a towering ficus tree in Tangkoko National Park, Sulawesi, Indonesia. (Ondrej Prosicky/Shutterstock)

Wallacea is a living laboratory of Earth’s evolution – and its wildlife, forests and reefs will be devastated unless we all act

I have spent decades researching this unique region. Without serious conservation, millions of hectares of its forests could transform into desolate wastelands, risking wildlife like the tiny tarsier.
An illustration of life in Aru Islands from The Malay Archipelago Wallace, Alfred Russel via Wikimedia Commons

How many people helped Alfred Russel Wallace?

More than a thousand local people helped Alfred Russel Wallace in his eight year voyage collecting specimens of animals in the Malay archipelago.
Sulawesi, part of the biogeographical region of Wallacea, is home to tarsiers – tiny, goggle-eyed creatures look more like mammalian tree frogs than monkeys. Ondrej Prosicky/

Wallacea: a living laboratory of evolution

The central islands of Indonesia, also known as Wallacea, is a place of wonder, a living laboratory for the study of evolution.

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