|The imaginary "Wallace Line", separating Asia from Australia lies South of Bali between the islands of Bali and Lombok. From Lombok eastward, the land become dries and less fertile and the flora and fauna differs from the Asian hemsphere. |
Forest in the West Nusa Tenggara are found mostly in its mountain areas, a large part of Lombok comprises of wetlands, irigated areas and rain forests. While extensive dry land is found in Sumbawa.
The different plant species growing in West Nusa Tenggara are of great importance to the life of the people. The plant species found in the forest are among others: the kesambi, bungur, sonokeling, mahogang, take wood, kelicung, spotted bamboo,etc. The plant, Ajang kelicung (Etsspyros Macrophylla) has been chosen as the mascot of the province.
Different types of animals are found in West Nusa tenggara, depending on the climate and natural conditions. The wild animals found here are: boars, small deer, deer, iguanas, porcupines, turtels, poisonous snakes and wild birds such as: prings, cockatoos, bergings, koak koaks, cucak rawa