New discoveries on the Mekong
Despite losing the Javan rhino for good - the armor-skinned mammal was recently confirmed extinct - Southeast Asia's Greater Mekong region continues to be a hotbed for wilderness exploration. Between 1997 and 2009, for instance, a whopping 1,376 new species were discovered inside the area, which spans Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and parts of southwest China.
And 2010? It was no different. The latest World Wildlife Fund report from the Greater Mekong details the 208 new species found in the region last year, including a new monkey, self-cloning skink and several carnivorous plants. Click through to see the incredible pictures from the exploration.
National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaki... More National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer Nizar Ibrahim is part paleontologist, part conjurer, helping us reimagine dinosaurs through his groundbreaking research. He has discovered several new dinosaur species and sees these ancient reptiles as a gateway to inspiring children's passion for science. Learn more about Nizar Ibrahim and his work: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140912-emerging-explorer-nizar-ibrahim-paleontology-sahara-dinosaur-fossil/ The Explorers Project chronicles the work of National Geographic's Emerging Explorers—tomorrow's visionaries who are making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people to care about the planet. Learn more at http://nationalgeographic.com/emerging.
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