We engage and partner with a variety of companies, scientific and conservation organizations, and government bodies towards the common goal of protecting the world’s biodiversity, the web of life that sustains us all.
Our partners include best-in-class communities, companies, conservation nonprofits, and scientific bodies who regularly inform our advocacy on behalf of global biodiversity in venues including Half-Earth Day, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, International Union for Conservation of Nature, and GEO BON.
We recognize the importance of businesses and markets in creating and maintaining a sustainable future. Our science team is developing new ways to bring biodiversity data into the ways companies do business. Together, we believe collaborating with businesses at-scale, can lead to a variety of benefits for humanity and nature. From business practices like sustainability and environmental governance to natural capital and nature-related disclosure, considering biodiversity impacts can be supportive of a Half-Earth future. Further, ADM, CBRE, Burt’s Bees, Houdini, among other corporate partners help drive attention to the extinction crisis through advocacy programs like Half-Earth Day.
The science of the Half-Earth Project is lead by the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation in collaboration with the Map of Life at Yale University, designed by Vizzuality and powered by ArcGis and Esri technologies. Data sources used to generate the Half-Earth Project Map include UNEP-WCMC, IUCN, and IPBES. We partner with Google Cloud Platform, Google Earth Engine, and Esri for data storage, computational, and mapping technology. Our scientists work in close collaboration with the GEO Biodiversity Observation Network (BON), and in partnership with Google, Esri, NASA, the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, and others.
Interested in Sponsoring a Program?
The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation works with many conservation-minded businesses and organizations to accelerate and amplify the identification and mapping of species and area-based conservation. Sponsors that support Half-Earth Day are acknowledged in our events and media, highlighting sustainable business practices that benefit biodiversity. Previous sponsors have included ADM, CBRE, Burt’s Bees, Houdini, National Geographic Society, Audubon, Mishcon de Reya, and Smithsonian Institution. Sponsors of our scientific endeavors include Esri, Google, and Microsoft. Sponsors are often integrated into our public programming and participate in invite-only events and VIP receptions. Interested in sponsoring a program like the Half-Earth Educator Ambassador program or Half-Earth Day? Please contact Amy Tidovsky, [email protected].