• Winner of the “Best Writing” and “Conservation Hero”

    Awards at the Jackson Hole Film Festival

    "E.O. Wilson — Of Ants and Men"
  • Experience the Inspiring Rebirth of an African Wilderness

    "Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise"
  • E.O. Wilson Wants Us to Leave Half of the Earth Alone—Here’s Why

    E.O.Wilson Profiled in Audubon Magazine
  • 2015 SWAT Team Narrows Gaps in Comprehensive Biodiversity

    Census of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park

    ATBI/BioBlitz SWAT Team
  • Photographs from the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

    Now on Display at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University

    “Inspired by Nature” Exhibition
  • Award Celebrates Writing That Exemplifies Literary Excellence

    on the Subject of Physical and Biological Sciences

    Joshua Horwitz's “War of the Whales” Receives

    the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award 
  • “Alabama—Living in Lotus Land” Guest Blog by Bill Finch

    Celebrating Mobile Delta Biodiversity
  • A Rich Video Collection of E.O. Wilson Across Decades

    With Footage from Biodiversity Days and Other Lectures

    Watch Again: Inspiration from E.O. Wilson

What Is Biodiversity?

“Biodiversity is both a practical necessity and a spiritual underpinning of human existence. All organisms on our planet rely on the complex web of life for physical resources essential to survival: air, water, food, and a healthy environment. The human species is no exception, and unfortunately, our actions have upset the very balance of the global ecosystem. None of us can know where the line is drawn—how many species lost, and which ones, before we have gone too far..."

—David Prend, Managing General Partner and co-founder of RockPort Capital Partners, and Chairman of EOWBF Board of Directors
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  • Our Approach
    1. Innovative educational engagement that creates a fuller sense of the importance of the living environment and inspires action.
  • Our Approach
    2. Model field research that helps us understand what is there and how to best care for it.
  • Our Approach
    3. Transformation of vital natural areas into classrooms and places for education and compassionate involvement.

By enhancing our public understanding of biodiversity, we can foster a culture of stewardship in which people are inspired to conserve and protect the natural world.

Inspired by Nature

A Collaborative Storytelling Project
In May 2013, students from all over the country came to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, Louisiana, for a National Park Service/National Geographic BioBlitz. Together, they developed a sense of awe about the natural world as they worked together with volunteer scientists, teachers, and other community members to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible within the 24-hour event.
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