National park in Timor-Leste


This is a video about yellow-crested cockatoos in Australia.

From BirdLife:

Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) declares first national park

03-08-2007

After just five years as an independent nation, Timor-Leste (formerly East Timor) has declared its first national park, a move which will protect a number of threatened species found nowhere else on Earth. …

The National Park includes 25 bird species restricted to Timor and neighbouring islands, and also the Critically Endangered Yellow-crested Cockatoo Cacatua sulphurea, whose populations have been devastated worldwide by unsustainable exploitation for trade. In addition the Park is home to the endemic Timor Green-pigeon Treron psittaceus, listed as Endangered due to loss of monsoon-forest habitat on Timor island.

See also here.

Identifying Marine Ecotourism Opportunities in Timor-Leste: here.

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