Indonesia, a land of the strange and spectacular, of giant flowers and coral gardens, of dragons, tigers and glorious birds of paradise. A staggering 15% of all the world's species are found in this unique region.
The island chain straddles the equator it is a country forged by fire. Violent volcanic eruptions account for many of the islands, some huge, others merely a speck of rock. These islands are a centre of bio-diversity that is matched nowhere else in the world. It is one of the last wild frontiers, containing some of the least explored regions on earth. The story is one of invasion, extinction, isolation and evolution on an unparalleled scale. The remarkable Natural History of the world's largest archipelago is explored in three, one hour programmes.