這些新發現物種是在2007年1至3月在密索西卡巴哥森林（Misotshi-Kabogo Forest）及鄰近馬侖加丘地（Marunga Massif）2個月的探勘活動中發現的。
A new species of bat, a rodent species, two shrews, and two frogs have been discovered in a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The area has been unexplored since 1960 because civil unrest has made it too dangerous, a wildlife conservation organization said Tuesday.
The fact that this area of Africa's Albertine Rift has been off-limits to outsiders could be viewed as a blessing, said the Wildlife Conservation Society, WCS, based at New York's Bronx Zoo.
"For the planet ever shrinking wilderness, a combination of political instability and geographic isolation could be seen as a blessing," the WCS said. "In the few remaining places where human influence is light, nature can prosper, and even multiply."
A two month expedition between January and March 2007 to the Misotshi-Kabogo Forest and nearby Marunga Massif led by WCS scientists, made the discoveries.
"If we can find six new species in such a short period, it makes you wonder what else is out there," said researcher Dr. Andrew Plumptre, director of the WCS Albertine Rift Program.
The forest survey included participants from WCS, the Field Museum in Chicago, the National Centre of Research and Science in Lwiro, DRC, and the World Wildlife Fund.