Also known as: EOL

"Ultimately, the Encyclopedia of Life will provide an online database for all 1.8 million species now known to live on Earth. When completed, it will serve as a global biodiversity tool, providing scientists, policymakers, students, and citizens information they need to discover and protect the planet and encourage learning and conservation."--FAQ.

Author: "The Encyclopedia of Life is a collaborative scientific effort led by the Field Museum of Natural History, Harvard University

http://www.eol.org/