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Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World (UC Berkeley)
Date Monday October 07
Time 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Conference
Organizer/AuthorE.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
Location Details
Clark Kerr Campus: Building 10 and Conference Center, UC Berkeley, 2601 Warring St, Berkeley, CA 94720

Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720
HALF-EARTH DAY 2019: Pathways to a Half-Earth Future

Inspired by renowned biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson, Half-Earth is a call to conserve half the Earth’s land and sea in order to provide sufficient habitat to safeguard the bulk of biodiversity, including ourselves.


Date and time: Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Location: Clark Kerr Campus: Building 10 and Conference Center, UC Berkeley, 2601 Warring St, Berkeley, CA 94720

Cost: $10 - $45 (low student rates available)

Half-Earth Day brings together people from around the world and across disciplines to share their unique perspectives and thought leadership on how we can work together to achieve the goal of Half-Earth [conservation] and ensure the health of our planet for future generations.

Join scientists, conservationists, business leaders, community representatives, and educators for an exciting day of programming at the University of California, Berkeley.

SPECIAL EVENING LECTURE: Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World

Date and time: Oct. 7 @ 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Zellerbach Auditorium, UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets (student rate available):

Join visionary biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell about the core science and common humanity that is driving the success of Half-Earth, and how we can all work together to save the natural world. Introduction by Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost for the UC Berkeley campus. Opening talk: Framing the Problem, by Stephen H. Lockhart. Presentation: The Science Behind the Solution, by Walter Jetz, Yale University and Scientific Chair of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.


The Half-Earth Project has science at its core and our transcendent moral obligation to the rest of life at its heart. In collaboration with our partners, we are working to power one of the grandest conservation efforts of our time and provide the urgently needed research, leadership, and knowledge necessary to conserve half the planet for all of life.

When 90% of habitat is removed, the number of species that can persist sustainably will descend to about a half. Such is the actual condition of many of the most species-rich localities around the world. In these places, if 10% of the remaining natural habitat were then also removed, most or all of the surviving resident species would disappear.

If, on the other hand, we protect half the global surface, the fraction of species protected will be 85%, or more. At one-half and above, life on Earth enters the safe zone.


Half-Earth Day Is co-hosted by The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation
and UC Berkeley College Of Natural Resources

Added to the calendar on Monday Sep 23rd, 2019 3:42 PM
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Half-Earth: How to Save the Natural World with E.O. Wilson, Biologist & Naturalist

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