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Mozambique: a forest of 80 km2 discovered through internet

Saturday 03 January 2009

A forest of 80 km2 area in northern Mozambique was discovered through the internet.

Because they wanted to demarcate an area of nature protection in Mozambique, British scientists from the Royal Botanic Garden Kew have actually used Google Earth, software that compiles satellite and aerial images and to view the Earth and zoom on certain regions. This is an area that appeared in a color different from the others. An area which had hitherto neither been mapped or explored and no trace of human activity.
By going on for two months, on the foothills of Mt Mabu, himself discovered in 2005 and rises to 1 700 meters above sea level, scientists have discovered, in the midst of trees 45 feet high, a hundred species previously unknown.

Source : Europe 1

Laurence de Susanne