The Half-Earth Project is a bold iniative that calls for the setting aside of half of the world’s lands and oceans as protected space, with the purpose of restoring and maintaining a healthy, biodiverse living tapestry on Earth.
This project is ambitious to be sure. But it calls for the kind of assertive, no compromise public policy across our planet that offers the best chance of pulling back from the brink and protecting the health of our living biosphere.
Humanity is on a course that will lead to certain destruction unless we step up and embrace the kind of bold action called for by the Half-Earth Project. This effort is led by reknown biologist, Edward O. Wilson. Professor Wilson does not mince words…
“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, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University.