Minggu, 21 Juli 2013

Frog without lungs

Frog without lungs, flying frogs, snails shooter "love darts" are part of the 123 new species found in Borneo jungle. The findings are part of a conservation and research project one of the oldest rainforests in the world that began in 2007.

Frog without lungs


The report released World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) for inventing it at once a call to protect the threatened species and equatorial rain forest on Borneo, which is divided into territories Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

Search of new species that are part of the Heart of Borneo project that started in February 2007 and supported by WWF and the three countries that had the island. The aim is to conserve 85,000 square miles (220,000 square kilometers) of rain forest that was described by Charles Darwin as "one great luxury greenhouses made ​​by nature for herself."

Explorers have been visiting Borneo for centuries, but vast inland forest that remains to be biologically explored, said Adam Tomasek, leader of the project Heart of Borneo - WWF. Findings species including the world's longest stick insect (56.7 cm), flame-colored snake and a frog that flies can change skin color and eyes. Overall newly discovered species known as: 67 plants, 29 invertebrates, 17 fish, five frogs, three snakes and lizards and two species of birds.

Borneo has long been known as the "forest of giants" in the world of insects, including giant cockroaches measuring about 4 inches (10 cm). Scientifically Borneo jungle interior is a conservation targets and the residence of ten species of primate, more than 350 birds, 150 reptiles and amphibians and 10,000 plants that are found nowhere else in the world.
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