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October 22, 2018





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To strive against odds on behalf of all of life would be humanity at its most noble.
— E.O. Wilson

The Half-Earth Project has science at its core and our transcendent moral obligation to the rest of life at its heart. In collaboration with our partners, we are working to power one of the grandest conservation efforts of our time -- protect half the Earth's land and seas for biodiversity to ensure the long-term health of our planet for all of life, including people -- and provide the urgently needed research, leadership and knowledge necessary to achieve Half-Earth.

Half-Earth Day is a celebration. It is an opportunity for scientists, conservationists, community representatives, decision-makers, students and educators, and others to engage with the public and share their expertise, experiences and innovative ideas, and to inspire broad participation from people of all backgrounds in the audacious, shared Half-Earth goal.  

Learn more about our work at half-earthproject.org.


about us

The Half-Earth Project is an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation fosters a knowing stewardship of our world through biodiversity research and education initiatives that promote and inform worldwide preservation of our biological heritage. For more information, visit www.eowilsonfoundation.org.

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Half-Earth Day 2017

The inaugural Half-Earth Day was held on October 23 in Washington, D.C. We invite you to view highlights from the event, including inspiring presentations showcasing model conservation efforts from around the world, a galvanizing interview with E.O. Wilson, and words of encouragement from Paul Simon.


If you have any questions about Half-Earth Day, please contact Kellie Laity, Communications and Development Coordinator, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, at (919) 613–8137 or klaity@eowilsonfoundation.org.