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Old 06-21-2011, 07:51 AM   #1
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Default BOtanical Wikipaedia to be Created

"The website, which will be called Wikiflora.org, is intended to allow high-school students and other internet users to get involved in mapping the country’s vast biodiversity."


"They will be able to compare plants that they come across with the existing database and submit potential new entries for inclusion to an expert committee that will be asked to validate them."

""If we do not create a new methodology, then in a hundred years it will not be possible to know all of the Amazon," he said.
"We must mobilise the community to know the protocols, the requirements, the rules, how to make classifications and how to manage this process.” "

"He said he believed the website would help promote sustainability by showing the importance of biodiversity in the development of drugs and in food supply."

Brazil to create 'botanical Wikipedia' to catalogue the Amazon - Telegraph
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