The reserve is home to hundreds of rare and endangered species.
The reserve is located in the Coral Triangle, a marine region in the western Pacific Ocean known for its coral and marine life. area is 600 different species reef-building coral alone, according to World Wildlife, the world’s leading conservation organization.
The Widdy Reserve can be considered “one of the most biodiverse and ecologically important places left on Earth” due to hundreds of rare and endangered species including blue whales, whale sharks, leatherback turtles, and giant squid, a Sotheby’s. Spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, the reserve’s rainforests are home to colonies of parrots, kingfishers and hawks, the spokeswoman said, as well as rare plants that have never been officially documented before.