• Little Things Add Up For Biodiversity


  • Gorongosa's New Year Begins With Major Announcements


  • Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    and the Half-Earth Project®

  • Statement on Biden Administration Climate Crisis Order


  • Boston Globe: a "Rapturously Unapologetic Hymn of Praise

    to the Roughly One Quadrillion Ants on the Planet"

    New Book by E.O. Wilson "Tales from the Ant World"
  • Watch the Full Program

    or Individual Sessions

    Explore Half-Earth Day® 2020
  • An Inspirational Call for the Half-Earth Project®

    to Save “Half the Earth for the Rest of Life”

    A Message from E.O. Wilson

THE HALF-EARTH PROJECT®


“Unless we move quickly to protect global biodiversity, we will soon lose most of the species composing life on Earth.” —E.O. Wilson.

Threats to the natural world are multiplying.
Species are going extinct at an alarming rate.


There’s a solution. It’s called the Half-Earth Project®, the signature program of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. If we conserve half the land and sea, we can still safeguard the bulk of our planet’s biodiversity.

But what would Half-Earth look like? How would we get there?
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WHO IS E.O. WILSON?


Edward O. Wilson is one of the leading scientists and among the foremost naturalists in the world.
Dr. Wilson is recognized in both science and literature, as a synthesizer in works stretching from pure biology across to the social sciences and humanities. Wilson is acknowledged as the creator of two scientific disciplines (island biogeography and sociobiology), three unifying concepts for science and the humanities jointly (biophilia, biodiversity studies, and consilience), and two major advances in global biodiversity conservation (the Encyclopedia of Life and Half-Earth.

He has received the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Crafoord Prize (equivalent of the Nobel, for ecology) of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the International Prize of Biology of Japan; and in letters, two Pulitzer Prizes in non-fiction, the Nonino and Serono Prizes of Italy and COSMOS Prize of Japan. For his work in conservation, he has received the Gold Medal of the Worldwide Fund for Nature and the Audubon Medal of the Audubon Society.

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Help us safeguard biodiversity

Biodiversity is the intricate web of life that sustains nature and sustains us as a part of nature.

With science at its core and our transcendent moral obligation to the rest of life at its heart, Half-Earth Project® is providing the foundation for a new way of understanding the most effective path forward to protect endangered species and ecosystems.
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WE CELEBRATE


"Earthrise" by Amanda Gorman

"What can we do?
Open your eyes.
Know that the future of
this wise planet
Lies right in sight:
Right in all of us. Trust
this earth uprising.
All of us bring light to exciting solutions never tried before
For it is our hope that implores us, at our uncompromising core,
To keep rising up for an earth more than worth fighting for."

—Amanda Gorman, inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate
Recorded for the Climate Reality Project


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HONORING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES


Our Indigenous Land Acknowledgement
“The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and it's program, The Half-Earth Project, honors the wisdom of the traditional owners of the lands and waters we aim to protect and their ancient ways of seeing and experiencing nature. In the spirit of the oral tradition of the Blackfoot, we aim to honor ‘the flash of the firefly in the night, the breath of the buffalo in the wintertime, and the little shadow that runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.’ We aim to restore and protect life. We thank our Indigenous communities for their historic stewardship of life, their critical role in reaffirming and repairing our relationship with it and their present and future partnership.”

– Paula Ehrlich, President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and Lead of the Half-Earth Project
DISCOVER INDIGENOUS HISTORY WHERE YOU LIVE