• Featuring the Half-Earth Project Team and

    Half-Earth Council, March 2-3 in Durham, NC

    Join Us for Biodiversity Days with E.O. Wilson
  • With panelists Thomas Lovejoy, John Seager, and Louie Psihoyos
    And Special Appearance by Paul Simon

    March 2 / 7 pm / Carolina Theatre / Durham, NC
    Tickets on Sale February 1

    Join us for E.O. Wilson’s Biodiversity Days Keynote

    “Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World”
  • Announcing the 2017 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Winner

    Luke Dittrich’s Patient H.M.
  • Support the Half-Earth Project and Be Part of a Global

    Movement to Conserve Half the Earth for the Rest of Life

    Engage in an Inspiring Goal
  • Vanishing Series Takes In-Depth Look at the Causes of

    and Solutions to the Extinction Crisis

    CNN Highlights E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Solution
  • at NC Museum of Natural Sciences Town Hall with Greg Fishel

    Paula Ehrlich Discusses the Half-Earth Project
  • E.O. Wilson Delivers Opening Forum Keynote

    Half-Earth Met with Standing Ovations

    at IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016
  • Op-Ed in The New York Times

    Tom Friedman Champions E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Solution
  • Available Now

    E.O. Wilson’s “Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life”
  • Nominated for the News and Documentary

    Emmy Award: Outstanding Music and Sound Category

    "E.O. Wilson — Of Ants and Men"
  • 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

Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life

"Half-Earth" proposes an achievable plan to save our imperiled biosphere: devote half the surface of the Earth to nature.

In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. "Half-Earth" argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.

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Half-Earth Project

Bringing Half-Earth to Life
If we conserve half the land and sea, 85% of species will be protected from extinction. The Half-Earth Project’s programs convene expert partners and leaders in an inspiring campaign to raise conservation efforts to a new level and enhance our resilience. The Half-Earth Project will 1) drive the research needed to better understand and care for our world, 2) provide leadership to guide conservation efforts, and 3) engage people to participate broadly in the transcendent goal to conserve Half-Earth.
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