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Island chains are some of the best environments to study evolution and the small adaptations that occur in an isolated ecosystem. Papua New Guinea is an excellent example of these evolutionary gems, with a diverse bird population on its islands. In addition to studying the birds, researchers are now studying the diseases and parasites affecting the populations of animals in Papua New Guinea. See some of the beautiful birds and other creatures inhabiting these islands as you learn about some of their biggest threats.
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