Species 2000

Species 2000 is an International Network organisation that creates an index of the world’s known organisms.
The Species 2000 distributed model synthesises the index from sectors supplied by taxonomic databases across Europe and around the world, including several from Brazil. The programme reached production scale as an EC scientific infrastructure under the FP5 EuroCat project, and as a member of EDIT celebrated coverage of one million species in 2007.

http://www.species2000.org/ Netherlands