This video is: A quick look at the wonderful fauna in Brownsberg nature park, in Suriname.
From Caribbean Net News:
Habitat of newly discovered species in Suriname threatened by mining
Published on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
By Ivan Cairo
Caribbean Net News Suriname Correspondent
PARAMARIBO, Suriname: The habitat of several newly discovered species in Suriname are being threatened by potential mining operations by US-based bauxite multinational Alcoa Inc. According to Tuesdays report in local newspaper de Ware Tijd, confidential internal communications and correspondence between Alcoa officials and conservationists indicates that Alcoa Inc. is seeking advise from Conservation International (CI) regarding possible mining activities in the Nassau plateau. Alcoa has also just started to discuss the potential Nassau project with joint-venture partner BHP-Billiton.
In June 2007 Conservation International (CI) presented the results of its Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) in the remote highlands of eastern Suriname, disclosing the discovery of 24 new species including frogs, fish, dung beetles and ants. The discoveries were made during a 2005 study led by Conservation International’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) and a follow-up survey in 2006 in the Lely and Nassau plateaus.
This toad may be a new species to science. It’s from the genus Atelopus, and was discovered during a follow-up survey of the Nassau plateau in mid 2006 by Surinamese scientists Paul Ouboter and Jan Mol. A population of these toads would be of significant concern, especially as it was found at the more disturbed of the two survey sites.