The Eastern Himalayas – New Species Discoveries

Normally I have been posting about things of a more political nature, but this is about nature itself. I saw this post come across a few news sites via RSS and was really thrilled to read the article. In all the shit in this world, there are unspoiled places where new life is found. It’s just great to hear about …

From World Wildlife Foundation:

Hundreds of new species discovered in the fragile Eastern Himalayas

A new WWF report reveals more than 350 new species – such as the world’s smallest deer, a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko – that have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change. Read the press release.

The Eastern Himalayas – Where Worlds Collide details a decade of research by scientists from various organizations between 1998 and 2008. The Eastern Himalayas reaches across Bhutan and northeast India to the far north of Myanmar as well as Nepal and southern parts of the Tibet Autonomous Region (China).

Continue Reading @ WWF.com

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