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Name-a-Species Auction of New Tardigrade Species to benefit Ethiopian Forests

Bid Now! The deadline to bid to name this new species of tardigrade (waterbear) is approaching. Deadline is December 21st! Hurry and bid now!

An incredible legacy gift this holiday season — name a species after your beloved spouse, favorite charity, or upcoming graduate! And by doing this, you will help save the forests of Ethiopia — all auction funds will go towards the construction of local stone walls to conserve the last remaining forest fragments in northern Ethiopia, otherwise known as church forests!

You can start bidding with our online auction system here:
Bidding closes at midnight EST on December 21, 2014. The winning bidder will receive an e-mail with instructions.

If you have any questions or would like to make a bid without using the online system please e-mail us at

Thank you for bidding!