Aposphragisma brunomanseri goblin spider. Photo from the Natural History Museum of Berne
A new spider species in Borneo discovered
by Swiss scientists was named
after Bruno Manser, an environmentalist who went missing
in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia in 2000. Bruno Manser has been campaigning for the protection of the nomadic Penan people and against the destruction of Sarawak rainforest when he was declared missing.