5 new species from the Eastern Himalayas

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Leptobrachium bompu

credit: Chintan Sheth, WWF

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A biodiversity hotspot

The Himalayas are famous for the highest peaks in the world, but they’re also home to amazing plant and animal biodiversity. As with many biodiversity hotspots, new discoveries are being made all the time in the Eastern Himalayas, which touches the countries of Bhutan, India and Nepal. In the past five years, 211 new species new species have been discovered in this region. A new report from the WWF surveys these discoveries, and on the following pages you’ll find some of the remarkable species that have only recently been described.

Shown here: A blue-eyed Bompu Litter Frog

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