Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Exotic Orchid in New Guinea

—Photograph ) WWF/Wayne Harris

"In addition to the eight new orchids recently discovered in Papua new Guinea,scientist found previously known but still impressive species which is the Dendrobium spectabile" says the National Geographic.

Whether well-known or yet to be discovered, the plants and animals of New Guinea's rain forests face mounting threats as oil and gas operations continue to expand in the region, according to the WWF scientists who discovered the flowers.

Olo Gebia, WWF Forest ecologist, sadly said that these plants may become to extinct before they been discovered.Also mentioned that this gives even greater urgency to ensuring the long-term conservation of this remarkable region.