Forest holds unknown species

| 05/01/2009

(Reuters): Seventeen previously unknown species of reptiles and amphibians have been found in the threatened rainforests of eastern Tanzania, Italian and Tanzanian scientists have reported. The haul of new species, which include chameleons, tree frogs and snakes, highlights the rich biodiversity of the East African country’s South Nguru Mountains region but the ecosystem is under threat from fire, logging and land clearance. Go to article

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