I love the north, so am always on the lookout for places to travel. I just came across the Nunavut Parks website. Very pretty site, describing some very special places (if you don’t mind parks without trees!). I’ve spent a summer on Devon Island and Prince Leopold Island, but never in any of the parks.
A team of Conservation International biologists returned to the Foja Mountains (map) in northern Papua (Indonesia) this year. This pristine rain forest, considered one of the last great unexplored areas of the world, once again yielded some great finds, including a giant rat, and display behaviour of a black sicklebill bird of paradise. I saw these gorgeous birds in the Wandamen range near Wasior in northwestern Papua.