09 April 2007

1,008,965 and Counting

Rather takes your breath away, doesn't it, knowing that someone is actually attempting to create a single database listing every living species of life on the planet.

So far the project, which started in 2000, has catalogued 1,008,965 species -- and it is estimated that number is only about half. Wow!

More on the project will be found

The illustration is by famed naturalist Charles Harper.

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