06 Jun '11, 12am

600 New Species in Madagascar Are Already Threatened (VIDEO)

600 New Species in Madagascar Are Already Threatened (VIDEO)

A report, Treasure Island: New biodiversity in Madagascar , from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF )says that an astounding 600 new species have been discovered in just the past decade there, while also emphasizing the threat to the island's diversity due to recent political and economic turmoil. The new species include 385 plants, 42 invertebrates, 17 fish, 69 amphibians, 61 reptiles and 41 mammals, as described by the WWF : Berthe’s mouse lemur – discovered in 2000, it’s the world’s smallest primate. It weighs 30 grams, and its body is just 10cm long. Tahina palm – this massive fan palm flowers only once in a lifetime, producing a spectacular, giant cluster of flowers Komac’s golden orb spider – the first spider of its kind discovered since 1879, and the largest to date, it spins huge webs of golden silk, often more than a metre wide. a new colour-changing gecko – usually bro...

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