FROM 'DRACULA' FISH TO SNUB-NOSED MONKEYS

SOME 133 PLANTS, 39 INVERTEBRATES, 26 FISH, 10 AMPHIBIANS, ONE REPTILE, ONE BIRD AND ONE MAMMAL HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED OVER THE PAST 6 YEARS IN THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS, THE REPORT SAYS.

THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS IS ALSO HOME TO BETTER KNOWN THREATENED ANIMALS, INCLUDING THE ASIAN ELEPHANT AND THE GREATER ONE-HORNED RHINOCEROS.

The report raises concerns for the frog's future prospects because of "the small proportion of its land area afforded government protection" in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
WWF is using its colorful report to call for "significant additional conservation measures to be introduced and implemented to preserve the habitats and extraordinary biodiversity of the region."
More than 200 new species Other curious creatures described in the report include a "Dracula" fish and a species of frog with eyebrows that look like horns.

The furry fellow often spends rainy days with its head down between its knees because otherwise the water runs into its upturned nose and makes it sneeze. Hunters in Myanmar's remote and rugged Kachin state, where the...

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