In the news: Searching for the Undiscovered in the Black Market

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Philippine site published the news of a species discovered through an unconventional approach. "Searching the globe for undiscovered species takes biologists to far and remote locations, trekking through exotic locales that may yield a new discovery. However, exploring the black market can also produce results. And this is just the case for Rafe Brown, curator of the University Of Kansas (KU) Biodiversity Institute, during a recent visit to the Philippines. In a black market in Manila, Brown and his colleagues discovered two new species of water monitor lizard for sale..." 

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