Saturday, 16 January 2010

New Species found in Borneo -Saturday 16th January 2010

There's a story on the BBC website about scientists finding a new species of bird in Borneo. The spectacled flowerpecker, a small, wren-sized, grey bird was found by scientists working in Danum Valley Conservation Area in Sabah, Malaysia, last summer. Raleigh helped improve infrastructure in this area for many years. 

Discoveries like this show just how important preserving areas of woodland can be. As part of its current environmental work in Borneo Raleigh is improving access to Imbak Caynon where scientists have found up to three new species a day. 

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