News from the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation March 2018
Zoom In On Half-Earth
Species are the fundamental level of study that must drive our understanding of conservation priorities. By mapping the Earth’s species to a fine scale in relation to human activities, our newly released Half-Earth Map is providing the scientific foundation upon which communities, scientists, conservationists and decision-makers can achieve the goal of Half-Earth.
Can We Achieve Half-Earth?
Threats to the natural world are multiplying. Species are going extinct at an alarming rate.
“Unless we move quickly to protect global biodiversity, we will soon lose most of the species composing life on Earth.” – E.O. Wilson.
But there is a solution. It’s called
“We have to enlarge the area of Earth devoted to the natural world enough to save the variety of life within it.” — E.O. WilsonDonate NowJoin the movement to protect half the Earth for all of life.
“Even if the climate is stabilized, the extinction of species will remove Earth’s foundational, billion-year-old environmental support system,” Ed Wilson said in his New York Times Sunday Review opinion piece published on March 4. “A growing number of researchers, myself included, believe that the only way to reverse the extinction crisis is through a conservation moonshot: We have to enlarge the area of Earth devoted to the natural world enough to save the variety of life within it.”
Paula Ehrlich appeared on EcoJustice Radio to discuss the Half-Earth Project.
PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award winner announced.
The “little things that run the world” are facing mass extinction. Did you notice?