Thursday, June 1, 2006

Himalaya Forests Vanishing, Species May Follow, Study Says

Himalaya Forests Vanishing, Species May Follow, Study Says: "Based on an analysis of regional satellite images, Indian scientists say almost a quarter of the species unique to the Himalaya could vanish by 2100."

The Himalaya are recognized as one the world's biodiversity hotspots—zones unusually abundant in species. (See an interactive map and wildlife guide to the eastern Himalayan forests.)

The mountain range runs along India's northern border with China and stretches east through Nepal and Bhutan (See map of India and South Asia).

1 comment:

Razib Ahmed said...

I wish that the other governments would follow the example of Bhutanese government. Bhutan may be very poor but is serious about conservation of nature and has refrained itself until now from mass tourism.