One way to work towards making Wikispecies "differ from a generalist encyclopedia" is by expanding the scope to include the Dichotomous Key and Field Guide. See Wikispecies:Village pump#Dichotomous Key and Field Guide. Tuf-Kat 07:47, 26 Mar 2005 (UTC)
.another way to do it, is working with other specialist in nature like geographers, vets, gardeners. i have read the word biology in this site more than Pinus!
(since the current text isn't a charter at all...)
The WikiSpecies wiki is a space for biologists to organize free knowledge about every species in the world.
Participants should think about how their work should differ from and integrate with that on other Wikimedia projects.
Custom tools should be developed to support sharing knowledge about species, and should be integrated into MediaWiki where possible.
(+bits about multilingualism, other uses of language, coordination with other species projects online...)