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Encyclopedia of Life – an electronic page for every species on earth

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The Encyclopedia of Life features the startling ambition to provide a web page for every one of the 1.9 million species on earth. The 10 project started 2 years ago and launched with 30,000 pages of data and a catalog of 1 million empty pages ready for content.

The whole project is being funded by a $12 million grant, and it’s hoped the public will contribute to the content as much, if not more, than scientists. Laudable.

 The Encyclopedia will be an online reference and database on all 1.9 million species currently known to science and will stay current by capturing information on newly discovered and formally described species. The Encyclopedia of Life will help all of us better understand life on our planet.

 Encyclopedia of Life   an electronic page for every species on earth

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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