Friday, June 02, 2023
name of Prensa Latina
Bandera inglesa
English Edition
name of Prensa Latina



One of the world´s rarest chameleons, feared extinct, is found alive

One of the world´s rarest chameleons, feared extinct, is found alive

Pretoria, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) One of the world's rarest and smallest chameleons, a creature feared extinct, has been found clinging to life in the rainforests of Africa. Now scientists are calling for an urgent conservation effort to save the critically endangered species before it's too late.

According to a team from the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the Museums of Malawi said it is necessary to join efforts to protect and preserve the population of Chapman’s pygmy chameleon (Rhampholeon chapmanorum).

which grows to be just 2 inches (5.5 centimeters) long, was first described in 1992, but went years without being spotted again. Much of its native habitat, the forest in the Malawi Hills, has been cut down for crop growth, and conservationists have worried the species might not have survived the deforestation.

pgh/Pll/oda / joe

name of Prensa Latina

| Text SMS to 8100 with content PL
Receive 4 mesages x 25 cup

© 2016-2021 Prensa Latina
Latin American News Agency

Radio – Publications  – Videos – News by the minute.
All Rigts Reserved.

St. E No 454 , Vedado,  Habana, Cuba.
Phones: (+53) 7 838 3496, (+53) 7 838 3497, (+53) 7 838 3498, (+53) 7 838 3499
Prensa Latina © 2021 .

Web Site developed by IT Division  Prensa Latina.