E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.

October 2017.

Earth is experiencing a biodiversity crisis. The rate at which species are going extinct is more than 1,000 times higher than it has ever been before. To save ourselves and the irreplaceable plants, animals and ecological systems we depend on, we must act now.

We’ve been working with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to map the diversity of life on Earth and answer E.O Wilson’s call-to-action to commit half of the planet’s surface to nature. If we conserve half the Earth, we can safeguard the bulk of biodiversity from extinction. Together with Map of Life we’re visualising the available species data at 1km resolution globally, to identify the places that contain the greatest diversity of life and the rarest of species, and informing decisions on which half to protect.