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)