Snake, insect discoveries in Kenya

This video says about itself:

The Greater Mekong in Asia and the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania in Africa are hotspots of biological diversity with thousands of new species being discovered.

From Birdlife:

Students provide insights into East African wildlife


Students funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) have rediscovered a snake species, described two new invertebrate species, and demonstrated that local people directly benefit from conservation management.

The findings resulted from a small grant-funded postgraduate research programme in the Eastern Arc Mountains and Coastal Forests of Kenya and Tanzania. The results demonstrate that focused work by students can go a long way in contributing to knowledge for the conservation of biodiversity hotspots. …

Highlights of the research included the rediscovery of the Ornate Shovel Snout Snake Prosymna ornatissima, which had not been recorded in the Uluguru North Forests for over 80 years. An Elephant Shrew observed in the Boni-Dodori forest could be a new species unique to that site. Two new species of plant-inhabiting Tetranychlid [sic; tetranychid] mites were described; many of these mites have severe economic impacts on agriculture, so it is important to be able to identify them.

SYDNEY: Ecologists propose a controlled burning regime to help save the broad-headed snake, Australia’s most endangered snake: here.

Illegal quarry devastates vital wildlife corridor and local communities in Kenya: here.

October 2013. A British snake smuggler and his Kenyan accomplice have been sentenced to five years imprisonment in Kenya without the option of a fine after they pleaded guilty to wildlife-related crimes.

4 thoughts on “Snake, insect discoveries in Kenya

  1. Reblogged this on Tales of Africa and commented:
    Fascinating and important information regarding not only preservation but the incredible diversity yet to be discovered. This film talks about amazing new species being discovered throughout Africa, specifically Tanzania and Kenya. Compliments of: Dear Kitty. Some blog. Thank you!


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