Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life. This says it all. The Earth is in many crisises at present, but one of the worst is life’s decline and disappearance. E. O. Wilson, a towering presence in the biological world for the last half century, has written a book on the subject titled Half-Earth which anyone interested in life’s continuance on Earth (and we all should be!) must read. All of us should be familiar with it’s contents, and Wilson makes reading it a pleasure with his easily accessible style and beautiful illustrations. Nothing could be more important than your understanding of this crisis. Get Half-Earth, read it, understand the message, and act on it!
From the Half-Earth website: “If we conserve half the land and sea, 85% of species will be protected from extinction. The Half-Earth Project’s programs convene expert partners and leaders in an inspiring campaign to raise conservation efforts to a new level and enhance our resilience. The Half-Earth Project will 1) drive the research needed to better understand and care for our world, 2) provide leadership to guide conservation efforts, and 3) engage people to participate broadly in the transcendent goal to conserve Half-Earth.”
The illustration above refers to the developing project to spread and implement the ideas contained in Half-Earth. Its website is informative and easy to peruse. There are lovely pictures on it, and, if you scroll down, a video.