Tuesday 17 December 2013

New Species of the Amazon

About 440 new species have been described from the Amazon in the last three years, the recent ones being the Olinguito and the Kabomani Tapir. This tapir is the world's smallest tapir, and the fifth species of tapir in the world (the first to be described since 1865). As logging continues unabated and mining degrades the rainforest, the future of these species only grows more and more uncertain.

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