EcoConnect is a new initiative by Wagga local Duncan Farquhar aims to connect humanity more closely to nature, by connecting a person to every species.
Not all species are as iconic as a blue whale, a giant redwood or a dragonfly. Many species are microscopic and most are quite difficult for a person to physically interact with. Many are parasites and pathogens. Each species does however have a unique form, life cycle and ecology. These are interesting, each in their own right and as a part of the web of life.
The EcoConnect process involves people paying US$100, from which you will be randomly allocated a species. If there is little known of your species you might like to speculate and extrapolate from closely related species. In this way you can become conscious of the things that could affect the population or even the existence of your species.
The money raised will be used to contribute to taxonomy research toward naming the 70% species that don’t have a name!