Meet the 20,000 new species we discovered in a single year

florilegium, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus

“As the number of species increases, so too does our understanding of the biosphere. It is through knowledge of the unique attributes of species that we illuminate the origin and evolutionary history of life on our planet.

“As we find out where species live and how they interact, we increase our ability to understand the function of ecosystems and make effective, fact-based decisions regarding conservation.”


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