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Book Of Life Project

June 1, 2009

 

Insects on display, BBC

The project aims to catalogue local species of flora and fauna

A virtual book of all life on Earth is being created by UK and US scientists.

The online reference work will create a detailed world map of flora and fauna and track changes in biodiversity.

The database, dubbed a “macroscopic observatory’, will be populated with data about local species gathered by members of the public.

Early elements of the giant database, such as automatic species identification systems, are already under construction…

 

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