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Esteem for the Biodiversity on our planet Earth

Biodiversity Gaston SpicerArizona State University’s International Institute for Species Exploration announces a top 10 new species list each year as part of its public awareness campaign to bring attention to biodiversity.

The day of the announcement is not an accident. Every year it is made on or near May 23 to honor Linnaeus, the initiator of the modern system for naming plants and animals.

Almost 2 million species have been named and classified. Scientists estimate though that there are 10-12 million living species on our planet Earth, not included the unknown millions of microbes.

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