Australia has hundreds of mammal species. We want to find them all – before they’re gone

14 Oct 2022
Native animal
Credit: Wayne Lawler / Australian Wildlife Conservancy / AAP

Life on Earth is undergoing a period of mass extinction – the sixth in history, and the first caused by humans. As species disappear at an alarming rate, we have learned that we understand only a fraction of Earth’s variety of life.

The task of describing this biodiversity before it is lost relies on the discipline of taxonomy, the scientific practice of classifying and naming organisms.

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