• Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    and the Half-Earth Project

  • Longlist Announced for 2021

    PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
  • Watch the Full Program

    or Individual Sessions

    Explore Half-Earth Day 2020
  • “One of the Finest Scientific Memoirs Ever Written”

    Newly Published in a Vibrant Graphic Adaptation

    E.O. Wilson’s “Naturalist”
  • An Inspirational Call for the Half-Earth Project

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

    A Message from E.O. Wilson
  • 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"
  • Species Found in Mozambique and Malawi

    Newly Discovered Bat Species Named For E.O. Wilson

The Half-Earth Project ®

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

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

There’s a solution. It’s called the Half-Earth Project. 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?

Find Out How

Celebrating People Inspiring People to Care for our Planet

Let Science Speak

“Folks ask ‘why should I care about the ocean. I’m not anywhere near it. It doesn’t affect me.’

Science is showing us that most of the oxygen we breathe comes from the ocean… To me, the ocean is life.”

- Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist and E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Board Member
Watch Additional Highlights from Half-Earth Day 2020

Honoring Indigenous Communities

“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
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