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Species Count“The natural world contains about 8.7 millionspecies, according to a new estimatedescribed by scientists as the most accurateever” - BBC NEWS, Science & Environment
The natural world in numbers1. Animals: 7.77 million (12% described)2. Fungi: 0.61 million (7% described)3. Plants: 0.30 million (70% described)4. Protozoa: 0.04 million (22% described)5. Chromists: 0.03 million (50% described)
"It is really picking up this point that we knowvery little about the species with which weshare the planet; and we are converting theEarths natural landscapes so quickly, withtotal ignorance of our impact on the life inthem.”– By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News