Visit the ARKive
Posted June 12, 2008
If you are an animal lover, you'll enjoy ARKive. It's an attempt to collect photos, videos and audio of all the world's species. From Wikipedia:
Work on building ARKive began as part of the UK’s Millennium 2000 celebrations, using advanced computerised storage and retrieval technology devised for the project by Hewlett Packard Laboratories Europe. By the launch date, the project team had researched, catalogued, copied, described and authenticated image, sound and fact files of 1,000 animals, plants and fungi, many of them critically endangered. More multi-media profiles are added every month, starting with British flora and fauna and with species included on the Red List – that is, species that are believed to be closest to extinction, according to research by the World Conservation Union. By January 2006, the database had grown to 2,000 species, 15,000 still images and more than 50 hours of video.