The great biologist and researcher E.O. Wilson gave a TED Prize speech in 2007 and made a plea that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life.
His wish served as the catalyst for creating the Encyclopedia of Life, an free online collaborative encyclopedia documenting all 1.9 million known living species on Earth.
Needless to say, we encourage you to explore the site. Photos, drawings, descriptions… it’s a wonderful resource for learning, or for simply marveling at the breathtaking scope of life on this planet.