Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scientists Identify Ecuador's Yasuni National Park as One of Most Biodiverse Places on Earth

Researchers with the TADPOLE Organization contributed to a new study published this week in the journal PLoS ONE. The study finds that Yasuni National Park in Ecuador is home to the most diverse array of plants and animals in South America and possibly the planet.

- "The 150 amphibian species documented to date throughout Yasuni; is a world record for an area of this size," said Shawn McCracken of TADPOLE and Texas State University. "There are more species of frogs and toads within Yasuni; than are native to the United States and Canada combined."

Please take a look at the article or some of the press:

PLoS ONE Article

New York Times

Mongabay News