How I transformed Leonardo DiCaprio into a beetle | Iva Njunjić | TEDxGhent

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Over the past 250 years, naturalists have discovered, described, and named 2 million species of animals and plants. But this is probably only 20% of the number that really exists. How difficult is it to discover a new species? Can anyone do it? And why is it important? Hear Iva Njunjić tell the story of one tiny beetle that made it into the international media.

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