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    I am still reading this -kool

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    Animals there were unafraid of humans. Two long-beaked echidnas, a primitive egg-laying mammal, simply allowed scientists to pick them up and bring them back to their camp to be studied

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    http://articles.news.aol.com/news/ar...00010000000001

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    Yes, I read that article too somewhere else. Must surely be interesting to be there. But I did notice the last paragraph where they said:

    "No logging permits are given to this area, there is no transport system - not a single road," Beehler said.

    "But clearly, with time, everything is a threat. In the next few decades there will be strong demands, especially if you think of the timber needs of nearby countries like China and Japan. They will be very hungry for logs."


    Hmmm. . .
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    I saw it somewhere with several nice pictures. but the last part of the cnn story made me cringe:

    """Beehler said the Indonesian government was doing the right thing by keeping the area off limits to most visitors -- including loggers and mineral prospectors.

    The scientists cut two trails about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) long, leaving vast tracts still to be explored."""


    http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/science...eut/index.html

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