Half-Earth Day® and Outreach

In Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, E.O. Wilson describes the stakes of the biodiversity crisis with stark and sobering clarity. “Unless humanity learns a great deal more about global biodiversity and moves quickly to protect it,” he writes, “we will soon lose most of the species composing life on Earth.”

In so few words, he reveals humanity’s greatest challenge in the fight to protect Earth’s biodiversity: our own limited understanding of the living world around us.

Supporting an inclusive vision of Half-Earth, we regularly engage a diverse array of local communities, governments, private sector stakeholders, faith leaders, philanthropists, scientists, teachers and students, and Indigenous peoples through outreach programs, annual events, special discussion series, open-access tools, and educational materials. Half-Earth Day® annually convenes people to learn and share best practices in biodiversity conservation. Our virtual discussion series Places and Voices of America the Beautiful focuses on implementing the goal of protecting 30% of land, freshwater and seas in the US. Our team regularly provides lectures and appearances in the media to share the hopeful solution of Half-Earth.

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