Wednesday, January 30, 2008

How Many Species In Our World

Estimating the number of species that inhabit our planet is an exercise in educated guesswork. The challenges are numerous, but despite these challenges, it is valuable to have some idea of how many species inhabit our planet.

It gives us the perspective necessary to balance research and conservation objectives to ensure some groups of animals are not overlooked and helps us to better understand community structure and dynamics.

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