163 New Species Found in Mekong in 2008

Bird-eating fanged frog among 163 new species at risk because of climate change.

Fanged Frog, Other New Species Found in Mekong

New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
New Mekong Species
The World Wildlife Fund's report said that recent studies show that the Greater Mekong region's climate is already changing. Rising sea levels and salt water intrusion will alter the coast, especially in the Mekong River delta, which is already one of the most vulnerable deltas in the world, the report said. "Some of these new species may be able to adapt to climate change but many will not, which could result in massive extinctions," Dekila Chungyalpa, Director of WWF's Greater Mekong Program, said in a statement. "Their habitats are already restricted and climate change will further shrink the areas in which they live." This is another view of the Khorat big-mouthed fanged frog. Scientists believe the frog uses the fangs in combat with other males, as well as to catch prey. (Markku Hakkinen/WWF Greater Mekong)
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