The Wallace Line: Where Worlds Collide
By Penny van Oosterzee
Published: December 28, 2012.
Why is it that the island of Bali is home to Asian birds such as the weaver bird, and the neighboring island of Lombok, just 24 kilometers away across a narrow strait, echoes to the screams of Australian cockatoos?
This extraordinary biological boundary is known today as The Wallace Line, a near-magical boundary that has deeply changed the way we view the world.