350 new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas

flying_frog_wwfWe have seen it before, biodiversity is impressively rich in places where Mankind isn’t too much present. Indeed, the WWF wrote in December 2008 that the Greater Mekong is a biodiversity treasure. Now the organization notes :

Over 350 new species including the world’s smallest deer, a “flying frog” and a 100 million-year old gecko have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas, a biological treasure trove now threatened by climate change.

I wonder how many more species are yet to be discovered ? How many will disappear unnoticed because of global warming and our foolishness ? For more on this report, please check out the pdf document.

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