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Explorers set out to discover 'overlooked' biodiversity in French Guiana's rainforests

Naturalists decamp to remote Amazonian region to try to classify some of the many thousands of unidentified Guianan species

The rainforests of French Guiana's Mitaraka massif are being comprehensively surveyed for the first time this year.

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The Mitaraka massif, on the border between French Guiana and Brazil, holds "colossal discovery potential", according to Professor Olivier Pascal from the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris. This biodiversity specialist is leading 50 scientists on a month-long expedition to survey this part of the Amazon forest intensively.

The expedition is part of a survey of biodiversity, jointly run by MNHN and Pro-Na


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