Over the next 10 years, the Encyclopedia of Life, a newly announced project, wants to classify and document all 1.8 million species that are currently named, and help to classify and discover the millions of species that are yet to be named and cataloged as well.
Pages for each species will include photos, videos, sound, location maps, and other multimedia information in a moderated wiki-style environment, freely available to all users everywhere.
So far, the interface looks beautiful (I love the Yeti Crab) and the information looks useful, and with the millions of dollars of funding the EOL has already received, there should be a new place to go to learn about the world in a few years time.
[Via: Yahoo! Picks]