26 June: The Lost World of Lengguru

Born after the violent collision of tectonic plates at the borders of the Indian Ocean, in West Papua, the Lengguru karst massif surged upwards suddenly 11 million years ago, raising insurmountable barriers. It has since remained closed on itself.

This region has permitted the development of a myriad of species found nowhere else. A unique ecosystem about which everything, or almost, has yet to be discovered. This film recounts the most important scientific expedition ever conducted in Papua. 50 European and Indonesian researchers ventured for weeks in territories never explored before.

Tuesday at 00.25 on TG4.

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