How Google helped find a lost world

By AG STAFF 23 April 2014
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Julian Bayliss found the lost forest of Mount Mabu in Africa with the help of Google tools

In 2005 biologist Dr Julian Bayliss, at Kew Gardens in the UK, discovered Mount Mabu while scouring Google Earth satellite maps of vegetation in ­Mozambique.

Long isolated by civil war and remote geography, the previously ­unmapped mountain proved to be covered in dense rainforest and was brimming with new and rare species.

Read the full story in Australian Geographic magazine #120.