Encyclopedia of Life
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) was launched in February, 2008, and is an international collaboration of scientists, universities, museums and laboratories to authentically classify every specie on earth. Wow! This project has robust funding, scientific credentials, and is seeking input from students, teachers, and passionately interested people.
For more insight, check out these links:
TED Talks E.O. Wilson http://ted.com/index.php/talks/e_o_wilson_on_saving_life_on_earth.html
EOL Intro Video