Monday, August 10, 2009

353 New Species

Yahoo News is reporting on a story from AFP that states that 353 new species have been discovered in the Himalayas in the past decade. According to the story:
A flying frog, the world's smallest deer and the first new monkey to be found in over a century are among 350 new species discovered in the eastern Himalayas in the past decade, the WWF said Monday.

But the environmental group said the vital habitats of the mountain range were facing growing pressures from unsustainable development in the region, which spans Nepal, China, India, Bhutan and Myanmar.

In a report released here Monday, it said climate change, deforestation, overgrazing by domestic livestock and illegal poaching and wildlife trading threatened one of the biologically richest areas of the planet.

As Ian Malcolm would say "Life finds a way."

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