New 'Map of Life' project aims to show distribution of all plants, animals on planet

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May 10, 2012 •Natural Sciences, Research, Academics, Environment, Natural Sciences
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"A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a first public demonstration version of its "Map of Life," an ambitious Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet.

The demonstration version allows anyone with an Internet connection to map the known global distribution of almost 25,000 species of terrestrial vertebrate animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and North American freshwater fish. The database, which continues to expand, already contains hundreds of millions of records on the abundance and distribution of the planet's diverse flora and fauna."
Read the full article: http://colorado.edu/news/releases/2012/05/10/new-%E2%80%98map-life%E2%80%99-project-aims-show-distribution-all-plants-animals-planet

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