Click to go to www.mappinglife.org and try it out for yourself!
Have you ever wondered where on the planet you could find a particular animal? Ever wondered where an animal has historically been found? Where they are now? A collaborative project with such renowned organizations as Yale, University of Colorado Boulder, the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, the National Science Foundation and NASA have brought this information conveniently to your fingertips with the creation of an interactive map of the global distribution of every species of animal in the world! A demo version is available online. Simply put in the scientific name of your favorite animal and click “Go”. Depending on the species, you can get information from point observations, regional checklists, expert maps and local inventories layered on a map for your visual pleasure. It kept me entertained for a couple hours. Enjoy!