Celebrating Sulawesi: An Exuberance of Indonesian Biodiversity

Sulawesi is a rich treasure trove of awe-inspiring biodiversity that inhabits the island’s rugged and lush forest landscapes. WCS and MoEF are working together to document these species and fully protect them for future generations.

SULAWESI CONTAINS SEVEN ENDEMIC SPECIES OF MACAQUE, INCLUDING THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK-CRESTED MACAQUE. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.
THE BABIRUSA, LISTED AS VULNERABLE ON THE IUCN RED LIST, IS ONE OF TWO WILD PIG SPECIES ENDEMIC TO SULAWESI. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.
THE ENDANGERED LOWLAND ANOA AND MOUNTAIN ANOA HAVE BECOME FLAGSHIP SPECIES FOR PROTECTION. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.
THE LARGELY ARBOREAL SULAWESI CIVET REMAINS ONE OF THE ISLAND’S LEAST KNOWN SPECIES. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.
WCS CAMERA TRAPS HAVE REVEALED THAT THE VULNERABLE DUMOGA MACAQUE (ABOVE) AND THE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED BLACK-CRESTED MACAQUE HAVE NEATLY SEPARATED THEIR RANGES ON SULAWESI. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.

To prevent maleo egg theft, WCS has been employing ex-bird poachers as nest guardians. Since 2001 they have overseen the release of 12,515 chicks in four key nesting grounds.

SULAWESI’S VULNERABLE MALEO INCUBATES ITS EGGS IN NESTS THAT ARE HEATED EITHER BY THE SUN ON THE ISLAND’S PRISTINE BEACHES OR BY THE WARMTH OF UNDERGROUND VOLCANIC ACTIVITY AT INLAND SITES. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.
THE TANGKOKO WOODCOCK SIGHTING EXTENDED ITS KNOWN DISTRIBUTION TO THE EASTERNMOST PART OF SULWESI. CREDIT: WCS INDONESIA.

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