This new species of ‘ghost scorpion’ is among four new species that have been found so far as part of a recent whole-forest survey at The Habitat Penang Hill eco-park in Malaysia. Photo: Phil Torres/www.bioGraphic.com

Penang Hill’s 2018 bid for Unesco status boosted by findings of world’s first whole-forest biodiversity survey

At least four new species among discoveries in recent top-to-bottom study of Malaysia’s Penang Hill rainforest, with organisers hoping that the findings will support an application next year for it to become a Unesco World Heritage Site

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This new species of ‘ghost scorpion’ is among four new species that have been found so far as part of a recent whole-forest survey at The Habitat Penang Hill eco-park in Malaysia. Photo: Phil Torres/www.bioGraphic.com
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Tessa Chan

Tessa Chan is an editor and multimedia journalist, with a focus on exploration and conservation. She has studied photojournalism, feature journalism, and is a qualified drone pilot. Before joining the Post she worked for Leo Burnett Worldwide, Contagious Magazine and Warner Music Spain. She commissions travel content and creates multimedia features for the Culture desk.