Expedition discovers untouched rainforest inside dormant African volcano


Satellite view of Mount Lico and its untouched rainforest. (Photo: Google Earth)

Many might believe that there’s nothing left to explore or discover in the world, but scientist Dr Julian Bayliss is using satellite tech to find untouched forests that still exist in the world.

Five years ago, he perused Google Earth looking over Mozambique, where in 2013 he found the largest rainforest in southern Africa on Mount Mabu, and saw a patch of green inside the crater of an ancient volcano. Rising 700-metres above the plain, its sheer granite cliffs have protected the forest from any human interference.

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When Bayliss realised that not even the locals have ever been to the forest,…

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