Hidden Himalayas: Asia’s Wonderland maps out new species found by scientists from various organizations including 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians, one reptile, one bird and one mammal.
In this region almost all wildlife trade is illegal and unsustainable, driven by voracious consumer demand.
Nearly 400 new species have been discovered in the Eastern Himalayas between 1998 and 2008 – averaging 35 new species found each year for the last 10 years.
In the Eastern Himalayas, the North Bank Landscape’s lush evergreen forests and grasslands are home to a wide array of species including the Asian elephant, greater one-horned rhino and Bengal tiger.
In the Eastern Himalayas, fragrant forests, elusive snow leopards and unique peoples coexist in the lap of the world’s highest mountains, in a place we call the Sacred Himalayan Landscape.
A snapshot on WWF’s work in the region to wild species and spaces, empowering communities to protect sacred lands.
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