Half-Earth Day 2023

In its seventh year, Half-Earth Day 2023 at GEO BON focused on how we can link information to action, fostering a conversation on how we can use the best available science to support communities in their understanding and stewardship of biodiversity, and empower stakeholders to ensure truly successful conservation outcomes.

Held Octubre 12 in Montreal, Canada, the event featured distinguished scientists, conservationists, thinkers, educators, businesses and community activists and leaders working to conserve global biodiversity.

Experience Half-Earth Day 2023

VER: DISCURSO DE APERTURA

Welcome message and land acknowledgement with

Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Co-Founder Half-Earth Project
Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)
Louie Psihoyos, Oscar-winning filmmaker, Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), National Geographic Photographer, and Founder of Projecting Change

WATCH: WILDFIRES, BIODIVERSITY, AND PEOPLE

Experts from academic science and an indigenous community reflect on the impact of fires in Australia and Canada on species and people, and how to prepare for things to come.

Luke Kelly, Associate Professor in Quantitative Ecology, University of Melbourne

Eliot McIntire, Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service

Sam Hunter, Natural Resources Monitor, Weenusk First Nation

WATCH: SAFEGUARDING SPECIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: THE ROLE OF SCIENCE

Researchers present facets of recent science progress on invasive alien species, threats to species in a warming ocean, and effective area-based conservation in Canada and worldwide, followed by a conversation on key knowledge gaps and opportunities.

Walter Jetz, Scientific Chair, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation; Professor, Yale University
Kelly Levin, Chief of Science, Data and Systems Change, Bezos Earth Fund

Melodie McGeoch, Professor, LaTrobe University, Adjunct Professor, Monash University

Derek Tittensor, Associate Professor and Jarislowsky Chair, Dalhousie University

Laura Pollock, Assistant Professor, McGill University

Tamara Rudic, Science Communications Specialist, Center for Biodiversity and Global Change, Yale University

WATCH: SAFEGUARDING SPECIES IN A CHANGING WORLD: FROM KNOWLEDGE TO ACTION

Members of the business, technology, policy, and philanthropic community reflect on how scientific advances support their decisions and the key knowledge needs unmet by current science and technologies.

Walter Jetz, Scientific Chair, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation; Professor, Yale University
Sean Breyer, Program Manager, Living Atlas of the World, Esri

Alison Taylor, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADM
James d’Ath, Technical Lead for Data & Analytics, TNFD

María Cecilia Londoño, Senior Information Manager, Humboldt Institute

Jorgen Thomsen, Director, Climate Solutions, MacArthur Foundation

Kelly Levin, Chief of Science, Data and Systems Change, Bezos Earth Fund

WATCH: “LINKING INFORMATION TO ACTION” KEYNOTE, MUSICAL PERFORMANCE & CLOSING REMARKS

The James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity featuring Wade Davis, Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia

The Black Bear Singers, a pow wow drum group from the Atikamekw community of Manawan. The group have been singing Atikamekw songs since 2000 and have merited prizes and nominations in many musical awards of Canada.

Closing Remarks by Paula J. Ehrlich, President & CEO, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, Co-Founder Half-Earth Project

Featured Moments

From the extraordinary insights shared by our presenters to the fellowship among colleagues, Half-Earth Day was filled with moments of connection.

Half-Earth Day Sponsors

We are grateful to the support of our generous sponsors for making Half-Earth Day 2023 possible.

Thank you to our sponsors

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