Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the land and sea in order to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity and ensure the long-term health of our planet.
On Half-Earth Day we celebrated this grand ambition, showcased progress, engaged key stakeholders, and fielded questions from capacity crowds, while while thousands more followed online.
Highlights from the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson and legendary recording artist Paul Simon, moderated by The New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman.
Two panel conversations featuring in-country indigenous and local community leaders, and representatives from global conservation and multinational organizations discussing how local conservation efforts are leading the way in nature stewardship, and how these projects inform the Half-Earth vision.
The Half-Earth Project Educator Ambassador Program was created to provide a platform for teachers to engage each other and their students in the grand ambition of Half-Earth and to inspire and connect students with the natural world.
Half-Earth Day was sponsored by E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation partner Burt’s Bees. Their generous support will help fund a three-year global bee mapping effort.
Learn more about the Half-Earth Day program, speakers and sponsors.