But the Heart of Borneo, as it has been christened by conservation agencies trying to save it from destruction, is finally beginning to yield its secrets. A mission by WWF scientists to the south-east Asian island found 52 species previously unknown to science, including three types of tree, two tree frogs and a tiny fish less than a centimetre long.
"These discoveries reaffirm Borneo's position as one of the most important centres of biodiversity in the world," said Stuart Chapman, the international coordinator of WWF's Heart of Borneo programme.
52 new species found in Borneo
Posted on Saturday, Dec 23 2006 @ 19:56 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists report they've found 52 new species on Borneo: