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December 19, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — Felix Winter @ 3:07 am

                     Scientists Discover 52 New Species on Borneo Island

19 December 2006

A global conservation organization says scientists have discovered at least 52 new species of animals and plants on the southeast Asianisland of
Borneo in the past year.The World Wildlife Fund said in a statement Monday, the discoveries include 30 species of fish, two tree frogs, 16 ginger species, three tree species and one large-leafed plant.The WWF says some of the species were found in the heart of
Borneo, in a 220,000 square kilometer area covered with equatorial rain forest.
One of the most amazing discoveries is the world’s second smallest vertebrate – a tiny fish measuring less than one centimeter – that thrives in the highly acidic blackwater peat swamps.

Some information for this report was provided AFP and AP.

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