TREE Foundation is thrilled to announce that 2 new species of mites have been named after 2 thoughtful conservation donors, so now our new-naming fund totals $15,000! These new mites will have gorgeous illustrations forthcoming, along with their names — but for now, the specimens are residing in Russia where the world’s foremost mite expert is drawing/writing/analyzing their place in the Tree of Life! These rudimentary illustrations are just the beginning of their taxonomic pathway to the official naming process in the world of mites! Our team of scientists have many new species to describe — please contact TREE Foundation if you are interested in purchasing the name of a new species to save the forests of Ethiopia.