Encyclopedia of Life Unveils First 30,000 Pages

"The first 30,000 pages of an online Encyclopedia of Life were unveiled today for public “alpha” testing and feedback. Intended as atool for scientists and policymakers and a fascinating resource for anyone interested in living in the world, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is being developed by a unique collaboration between scientists and the general public. By aggregating for analysis information on Earth’s estimated 1.8 million known species, the EOL will be a foundational resource for helping to conserve the species already known and to identify millions of additional species that haven’t yet been described or named."-From the MacArthur Foundation Newsroom More details are in the 8 page full press release.