The findings, made in Nepal, Bhutan, the far north of Myanmar, southern Tibet and northeastern India, were published by the World Wildlife Fund."
WWF report:"The Eastern Himalayas includes four of the Global 200 ecoregions, critical landscapes
of international biological importance, and is home to more than 10,000 plant species,
300 mammal species, 977 bird species, 176 reptiles, 105 amphibians and 269 freshwater
fish. The region also has the highest density of the Bengal tiger and is the last bastion for
the charismatic greater one-horned rhino.
The rugged and largely inaccessible landscape of the Eastern Himalayas, however, hides
the real extent of the region’s biodiversity, with extraordinary new species continuing to
be discovered year-on-year.
Between 2009 and 2014, at least 211 new species have been discovered in the Eastern
Himalayas, 34 new species finds on average every year for the last six years (see
Appendix). The discoveries include 133 plants, 39 invertebrates, 26 fish, 10 amphibians,
one reptile, one bird and one mammal."