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8 Animals “Discovered” in 2019

Reader's Digest Logo By Lela Nargi of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 9: This past May, a United Nations report found that 1 million species are currently threatened with extinction and that rates of extinction are accelerating. It's terrifying news for anyone who cares about biodiversity and the health of our planet. The wee bit of good news: Scientists continue to find new species every year, and 2019 was no exception. Can we make enough of a change to global conservation policies to ensure the continued existence of these new-to-us animals?

New species

This past May, a United Nations report found that 1 million species are currently threatened with extinction and that rates of extinction are accelerating. It's terrifying news for anyone who cares about biodiversity and the health of our planet. The wee bit of good news: Scientists continue to find new species every year, and 2019 was no exception. Can we make enough of a change to global conservation policies to ensure the continued existence of these new-to-us animals?

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