Join us to celebrate
E.O. Wilson’s 90th Birthday on June 10,
and throughout the month of June.

Give the gift of species data.

Whether you’re a scientist with data to share, a budding citizen science participant, or just someone who loves nature, you are invited to join the celebration. Take a walk in nature with family and friends, or go out into the backyard or neighborhood park. Wherever you go, look closely for the species that make that place their home, make an observation or two or a few using your phone, and submit your observations to the Half-Earth Project in honor of E.O. Wilson.

Explore Biodiversity with the
Half-Earth Project

Science is the core of the Half-Earth Project. Using the best available species data, our team is mapping species globally to an unprecedented 1km resolution, and using this information to identify conservation priorities where we have the best opportunity to protect the most species.

There are many ways species information is gathered, and citizen science efforts are playing a growing role. Working together with scientists, planners, communities, decision-makers at all levels, we can all help document the natural world, and share and use that information for positive change.

To participate in this effort, we invite you to submit your data observations to the Half-Earth Project through the iNaturalist and Map of Life apps and data uploaders.

Share Your Observations

iNaturalist, is a simple app you can use to observe, identify and share species information with the community. Download the app for iPhone or Android, join the Half-Earth Project on iNaturalist, and start exploring. Once you’ve made an observation, select the “Projects” tab, select the Half-Earth Project and upload your observation.

Half-Earth Project partner Map of Life also offers a species observation app that allows you to identify and submit species observations and share them with your community and with scientists. We invite you to find out more at mol.org/mobile#/ and download the app to use for your next exploration.

Map of Life Data Uploader

For the scientific community who may have larger databases of species information, Map of Life offers a Data Uploader. This tool is designed to help you easily load your biodiversity data to the Map of Life database and allows you to publish your datasets. You can now easily map your data, compare and integrate it with other datasets, set permissions to share it publicly for use in other platforms, as well as publish your data with a minted DOI. Detailed information is available in the instructions manual accessible through the Data Uploader web page.

In order to access the Data Uploader, you will need to register an account with Map of Life.

Contact Map of Life with questions regarding the Data Uploader.

However you choose to participate, your data can help us better understand the natural world around us. So the next time you’re out in nature and see an animal or plant or insect or other living species, make an observation, share it, and participate in saving our shared planet.