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Biodiversity Boon In Eastern Himalayas

For the benefit of those of you who believe in the importance of specially designated Days Of Awareness, I declare today to be the Holy Saturday Festival of Flying Frog Awareness.

For the rest of you, I’ll just share the news: A species of flying frog has just been discovered in the eastern Himalayan mountain range. Okay, actually, it just glides, spreading its toes and parachuting with its webbed feet. Still, that’s pretty cool. Rhacophorus suffry is its scientific name. Anyone care to suggest a common name?

This little frog is just one among hundreds of newly discovered species from the region. It’s a great reminder of the biodiversity that we put at risk as we continue to pollute our planet.

4 thoughts on “Biodiversity Boon In Eastern Himalayas”

  1. ReMarker says:

    Thanks for the info. There is an incredible amount of work to be done in stabilizing the world’s environmental degradation.

  2. Jacob says:

    I heard yesterday that they found a new pitcher trap plant big enough to eat rats…

    1. Green Man says:

      Yup, though that was in the Philippines, not in the Himalayas.

  3. Tom says:

    Scientists and explorers keep finding new species in the deep ocean too.

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