350 new species discovered in Eastern Himalayas
We 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.