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THE WINNER

E.O. Wilson

YEAR WON

2007

THE WISH

Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)

"I wish that we will work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life."


THE PLAN

Create an online encyclopedia with a webpage for every species. Develop a platform where users can find trusted, consolidated information from resources around the world.


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CURRENT STATUS

In 2011, a redesigned and vastly expanded version of the Encyclopedia of Life launched. The site includes 1 million pages with verified scientific data, over 60,000 members, links to related biodiversity literature, images and more. EOL works with over 200 international content partners and countless individual scientists to safeguard the rich spectrum of life on the planet.


THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO

  1. Contact EOL and get involved! Contact EOL »
  2. Help fund EOL's TraitBank »
  3. Contact EOL to offer your tech expertise, including web design and UI/UX. Contact secretariat@eol.org »

E.O.'S BIO

Biologist E.O. Wilson explores the world of ants and other tiny creatures, and writes movingly about the way all creatures great and small are interdependent. More about E.O. »


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