The reserve is home to hundreds of rare and endangered species.
The reserve is located in the Coral Triangle, a marine area in the western Pacific Ocean that’s known for its coral and marine life. The area has 600 different species of reef-building corals alone, according to World Wildlife, the world’s leading conservation organization.
The Widi Reserve could be considered “one of the most biodiverse and ecologically significant places left on Earth,” due to the hundreds of rare and endangered species that inhabit it, including blue whales, whale sharks, leatherback turtles, and giant squid, a Sotheby’s spokesperson told Insider.
Meanwhile, the reserve’s rainforests have colonies of parrots, kingfishers, and falcons, the spokesperson added, as well as rare plants which have never before been officially documented.