Species and Habitats Being Saved by Google Earth

Mount Mabu

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mt mabu

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Probably the most significant ecological find using Google Earth was an undiscovered rainforest in Mozambique. Scientists from the Royal Botanic Gardens were scanning Google Earth when they noticed a large amount of woodland on the other side of locally-known, but unmapped Mount Mabu that ended up being the biggest area of medium-altitude forest in southern Africa. When biologists went in to explore the area they found three new species of butterfly, one new species of snake, and seven threatened species of birds.

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