Encyclopedia of Life: like Wikipedia, but for living things

EOL Home Page

The Encyclopedia of Life is an unprecedented global partnership between the scientific community and the general public. Our goal is to make freely available to anyone knowledge about all the world’s organisms. Anybody can register as an EOL member and add text, images, videos, comments or tags to EOL pages. Expert curators ensure quality of the core collection by authenticating materials submitted by diverse projects and individual contributors. Together we can make EOL the best, most comprehensive source for biodiversity information.

EOL Nasturtium page

Encyclopedia of Life taps into the power of community to document all different varieties of living organisms. Their ambition is to create an “electronic page for each species of organism on Earth”. It’s an immensely useful research tool and fun to browse for inspiration. Most of the images are published with Creative Commons license, which is really great as well!

Easy to remember address: eol.org