Hundreds of New Species Discovered in Imperiled Himalayas

A flying frog and miniature deer are among species threatened by climate change.

Hundreds of New Species Discovered in Imperiled Himalayas

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The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a report Monday, Aug. 10, 2009, describing more than 350 new species discovered by scientists between 1998 and 2008 in the Eastern Himalayas. The WWF's report, "The Eastern Himalayas -- Where Worlds Collide," described the region as a "biological treasure trove" now facing the threat of climate change. The bright green, red-footed tree frog Rhacophorus suffry is called the "flying frog" because the long webbed feet allow the species to glide when falling. (Tutul Bortamuli / WWF Nepal)
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