Still Counting: 20 Years of Species Discovery
Posted by Russell A. Mittermeier | 04.13.2011
http://blog.conservation.org/2011/04/st ... discovery/
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.For 20 years, field scientists participating in CI’s Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) have been exploring some of the world’s most abundant, mysterious and threatened tropical ecosystems; to date, they’ve discovered more than 1,300 species new to science. In this post, adapted from his foreword in RAP’s new book, “Still Counting,” CI President Russell A. Mittermeier reflects on the history of the RAP program — from scientific breakthrough to terrible tragedy.