Encyclopedia of life: Learning about the world's living nature
Our knowledge of the many life-forms on Earth - of animals, plants, fungi, protists and bacteria - is scattered around the world in books, journals, databases, websites, specimen collections, and in the minds of people everywhere. Imagine what it would mean if this information could be gathered together and made available to everyone – anywhere – at a moment’s notice.
This dream is becoming a reality through the Encyclopedia of Life.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is an open science project that pulls together information from over 350 partnersabout the world’s living nature - or biodiversity - including all plants, animals and microorganisms that have scientific names. All of the text, images, videos and data on EOL are served under open licenses and are free to be reused and repurposed with attribution.