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    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    The problem surely, is more that we currently have a whole load of different authorities all purporting to be THE unified global body (Clements, IOC, H&M, BirdLife), which makes ornithology seem like a Pythonesque pursuit - the People's Front of Judea vs the Judean People's Front etc. etc., all...
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    IOC combines forces w/ NACC, SACC, Cornell, and more to produce "global checklist"

    It's predictable but rather depressing to see the focus here again on the parochial issue of English names. This is quite an important initiative and hopefully should reduce taxonomic confusion and increase collaboration. If criticism can help make things better, one thing that there is some...
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