Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Hidden forest of Mozambique

Monday, 23 February 2009


Using Google Earth to create an ecological map of the Mozambique highlands, conservationist Julian Bayliss accidentally discovered what is now thought to be the largest piece of mid-altitude rainforest in southern Africa.

Using Google Earth to create an ecological map of the Mozambique highlands, conservationist Julian Bayliss accidentally discovered what is now thought to be the largest piece of mid-altitude rainforest in southern Africa. The canopies of Mount Mabu has so far yielded five new species of butterfly and two species of snake. Julian Bayliss is a former PhD Student of Dr Stewart Thompson in the School of Life Sciences. 

See 'The Guardian' for full article.