Exploring life on earth
Discovery Planet – showcasing the wonders of a beautiful world
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Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”.


Here at Discovery Planet we believe everything is a miracle.

So far as we know, no other planet in the universe supports anything like the extraordinary diversity of life found on Earth. Current estimates of the number of species on the planet range from 10 million to 100 million. We may not know every thread but we do know that we are all woven into the spectacular tapestry of life that makes Earth what it is.

While we can’t promise to bring even 1 million species to these pages, we’ll make a start, one little miracle at a time.


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The 50m Project

Since 2008, for the first time in human history, there are more people living in urban centres than in the country. The size and design of our cities, our economic structure and our technology-led lifestyles combine to create an illusion of human separation from nature.

The truth is we are just as intrinsically woven into the fabric of life as we always have been. The health of the natural world is our health and any illusion of separateness is just that – an illusion.

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Discovery Planet

Flying fox

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