In the News

Luzon Island, Philippines
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Keep up on the latest headlines featuring Dr. Heaney's expedition and the results of his team's research! Watch related videos and take a look at articles about island mammal diversity!

VIDEOS

"Island Evolution" Video: Learn how mossy forests in the Philippines connect—and protect—life in unexpected ways in a video from our Abbott Hall of Conservation: Restoring Earth exhibition.

"Mossy Forest" Video: Discover why islands have so many endemic species—plants and animals that live nowhere else in the world—in another video from our Abbott Hall of Conservation: Restoring Earth exhibition.

"Mammal Discoveries" Video: Find out about the two rules that help biologist Danny Balete discover new species in his home country, the Philippines, in another video from our Abbott Hall of Conservation: Restoring Earth exhibition.

Science@FMNH: Episode 26: Learn more about Dr. Heaney's conservation work with mammals in island ecosystems in this video for our Science@FMNH series.

The Field Revealed "Cloud Rat" Video: To discover why a bushy-tailed cloud rat specimen collected in the 1940s is still useful to researchers, view team member Danny Balete's interview from our Field Revealed Series.

PRESS RELEASES

"Rediscovered Cloud Rat" Press Release: Check out The Field Museum's press release on the rediscovery of the Greater Dwarf Cloud Rat (Carpomys melanurus). Considered extinct because it hadn't been seen in 117 years, the species was found by Dr. Heaney's team during their 2008 expedition to Luzon Island!

"Seven New Mammals from Luzon" Press Release: Find out more about seven fascinating new mammal species from Luzon Island that were recently discovered and described by Field Museum scientists and their collaborators in our May 2011 issue of Fieldiana.