Indonesia Guidebook Benefits Endangered Wildlife

Indonesia’s Wildlife The Beneficiary Of Book Sales

Indonesia has some of the most extensive biodiversity on the planet, including the world’s second-largest rainforest. Unfortunately, this island nation is growing so fast that its natural wonders are collapsing— with the thousands of creatures that call these gems home.

To help draw global attention to the problem, while promoting more sustainable alternatives, an author and business consultant from the United States has published the second edition of his Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia (2009, Hippocrene Books, New York, New York). The author is donating all of his profits from this publication to wildlife conservation organizations in Indonesia.

more than 17,500 islands in Indonesia

Author Gary Chandler hopes to inspire more people to visit Southeast Asia. He believes that more people must see these endangered species and their endangered habitats to help save Indonesia’s tigers, orangutans, elephants, rhinos and other endangered species. His new travel guide will generate funds to promote wildlife conservation, sustainable jobs, and sustainable forestry. With more than 210 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most-populous country in the world. The pressures from that many people are taking their toll on wildlife.

“Indonesia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world,” Chandler said. “It has incredible wildlife, including the Asian elephant, Sumatran tiger, Komodo dragon, orangutan, Javan rhinoceros and many others.”

Indonesia wildlife conservation

Indonesia has more than 17,500 islands. Bali, Borneo, Java, Komodo, New Guinea, and Sumatra are just a few of the diverse islands that comprise this tropical destination.

These incredible islands only represent one percent of the world’s land area, but they provide home to more than 10 percent of all mammal species on the planet—more known mammal species than any other country. Unfortunately, Indonesia has more endangered mammals than any other country.

The new book offers travelers valuable insights and tips for a variety of activities, including wildlife viewing, volcano treks, scuba diving, and the indulgence of Bali’s spas and resorts. The new guidebook also includes a dictionary and phrase guide to help visitors communicate effectively throughout the country.

“We’re encouraging Indonesia to expand its eco-tourism opportunities, which will help the locals support their families, while defending these delicate ecosystems,” Chandler said. “These rain forests and these endangered species are important to Indonesia and the entire world.”

Indonesia Language and Travel Guide

The new guidebook has been updated and expanded to emphasize wildlife and marine destinations across numerous islands. For more information, visit Language and Travel Guide to Indonesia.

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Gary R. Chandler is the founder of Crossbow Communications and Earth News. Crossbow is a full-service advertising, public relations and public affairs firm with office in Denver, New York and Phoenix. Chandler is a Colorado native who first toured Indonesia in 1993. He taught English in Indonesia and served as a freelance reporter for the Jakarta Post and Garuda magazine. Visit

About Gary Chandler

Public affairs and sustainability consultant. Founder of Crossbow Communications. Follow him on Twitter @Gary_Chandler
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