Esri backs the E. O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation’s Half-Earth Project
Conserve half. That's the goal set by acclaimed biologist and naturalist E. O. Wilson. The Half-Earth Project is a call-to-action to care for biodiversity by protecting half of the Earth's lands and seas in order to reverse the current species extinction crisis and give species room to thrive. With support from Esri and the ArcGIS platform, the Half-Earth Project is bringing this grand vision and planetary solution to life.
A geospatial solution
The Half-Earth Project is mapping global species distribution at an unprecedented level of detail and using this information to identify conservation management priorities, generating a visual mapping tool that decision-makers can use to help safeguard the bulk of biodiversity.
A call to take action
“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
Our planet is changing
Organizations around the world are using geographic information system (GIS) technology as a complete platform for accelerating scientific data exploration and interpretation.
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