Google Earth Leads To Forest Discovery…With A Little Surprise

December 22, 2008

Africa (ChattahBox) – Google Earth is turning out to have more benefits then assisting your 12 year old with their geography homework. British scientists have found a previously unknown patch of forest in Mozambique, a region usually known only by it’s difficult terrain and dangerous social unrest.

After discovering the land of green mountains and rich forests while looking over Mozambique using Google Earth, a team of scientists went to the area, and were shocked by what they found. Not only was the area covered with 7,000 hectares of pristine wilderness, but there were several new species of plant life, birds, monkeys, and a giant snake, making it a huge ecological find.

The region, known as Mt Mabu, is only one undiscovered paradise thought to be located in these unexpected places all over the world.

“We cannot say we have discovered all the biodiversity areas in the world, there are still ones to discover and it helps to find new species to make people realise what is out there,” Jonathan Timberlake, the expedition leader told reporters.


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