The Bawean island is a small island in the Java Sea, lies around 120 kilometers north of Gresik, East Java province, Indonesia. Behind the beauty of Bawean island, it turns out save one of the rarest species in the world.
|Here lies the Bawean island. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZckCw)|
And according to a study recently published in the PLoS One journal, revealed that the Bawean warty pigs are under threat of extinction. Mark Rademaker from the VHL University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands as well as the study author, said that if the current estimated only remaining about 250 mature Bawean warty pigs.
|Female and male Bawean warty pigs -- image from camera trap. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1Zcjmg)|
|With a population of less than 250, Indonesia's Bawean warty pig is world's rarest pig. Experts said the animal deserves to be listed as endangered in IUCN's Red List. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ZckXd)|
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