Mabu


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Mabu

 

a Chinese (Tibetan) wind instrument. The mabu consists of a bamboo pipe with six or seven holes (for changing the pitch) and a small bell mouth; the upper part of the pipe has a notched (“vibrating”) reed. The sound formation of the mabu is similar to that of the clarinet.

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When the scientists from Kew visited Mabu in 2008 they discovered a number of new species after having only explored a small area of the forest.
He, with his eagle eye, saw this thing - he recognized it as somewhat different," said Jonathan Timberlake, who led the 2008 expedition to Mabu.
Not even in Kew were there any specimens from Mabu, or even any mention of it.
He has led six expeditions, one to Mount Mulanje and the others to three mountains in northern Mozambique, including Mabu.
Ironically, the Google Earth image of the Mount Mabu region of Mozambique has since acquired a label that simply reads "unexplored area".
Kew says the previously unmapped Mount Mabu in northern Mozambique is a vast, pristine area of medium altitude forest bursting with biodiversity.
This is potentially the biggest area of medium-altitude forest I'm aware of in southern Africa, yet it was not on the map, and most Mozambicans would not have even recognised the name Mount Mabu.
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Julian Bayliss, a scientist for Kew based in the region, discovered Mount Mabu while searching on Google Earth for a possible conservation project.