“Unless humanity learns a great deal more about global biodiversity and moves quickly to protect it, we will soon lose most of the species composing life on Earth.” – E.O. Wilson
The Half-Earth Project Map is a high-resolution, dynamic world map and decision-support tool that guides where place-based species conservation activities are needed the most to save the bulk of Earth’s species, including humans.
NEW RELEASE – October 2020 – The most recent update to the Half-Earth Map introduces the National Report Cards and Species Protection Index, which help to measure how many species groups are protected by each country’s conservation efforts, focusing at the national level on how conserved places are protecting the species within them. The National Report Cards can be used to explore how well each country is doing in successfully protecting the species within their country.
Half-Earth is a call to conserve half our planet’s lands and seas in order to reverse the species extinction crisis.
The Half-Earth Project is using the latest science and technology to map thousands of species around the world. As a resource for everyone, this information is critical to help realize the grand ambition of Half-Earth.
The global network of conservation areas plays a key role in safeguarding species. Yet, many species remain insufficiently protected.
Global conservation protections must be based on species information, but also must honor the interests of indigenous people and local communities, and work with them to develop locally appropriate conservation management plans.
Sharing emerging knowledge with the community.
Essential biodiversity variables for mapping and monitoring species populations. April 2019. Nature: Ecology and Evolution.
Global habitat loss and extinction risk of terrestrial vertebrates under future land-use-change scenarios. April 2019. Nature: Climate Change.
Before we’ve lost irreplaceable species and ecosystems forever.
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