[Taxacom] Request for assistance translating Wikipedia articles about endangered species, from English

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jul 20 08:45:35 CDT 2011

Greetings, friends,

I have been appointed Wikipedia Outreach Ambassador [1] to ARKive [2],
who have kindly agreed to donate an initial 200 article texts about
endangered species from their project, to Wikipedia, under a CC-BY-SA
license. Details are on the GLAM/ARKive project page on en-WP [3]. We
are endeavouring to include species from all continents and major

As English-language Wikipedia articles are improved by the addition of
text from ARKive, we would like to invite colleagues with the
necessary language skills to translate the articles (or the additions
to them) into other languages (there are 282 different-language
versions of Wikipedia [4]), in recognition of ARKive's kind donation
and to further raise awareness of the plight of the endangered species
- and, of course, to grow our multi-lingual encyclopedia.

So far, three articles have been improved; these are listed on a
sub-section of the project page [5]

Can you assist us, please, by translating articles once they are
improved, or by informing others who may wish to do so? Perhaps
students who are learning a the target language, or English, and need

[1] Appointed by WikimediaUK; see:


[2] ARKive an initiative of the charity Wildscreen which aims to
promote the protection of threatened species using the emotive power
of wildlife films and photographs:


[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/ARKive

[4] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/List_of_Wikipedias

[5] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GLAM/ARKive#Work_done

Kind regards,

Andy Mabbett

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