Laudato Si' Common Care for Our Common Home Francis of Assisi Academy for Planetary Health
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The Half-Earth Project

Science and religion are two of the most potent forces on Earth and they should come together to save the creation (E. O. Wilson 2015).

The extinction of species by human activity continues to accelerate, fast enough to eliminate more than half of all species by the end of this century. Earth’s foundational, billion-year-old environmental support system cannot be replaced. Once species are gone, they are gone forever.


Half-Earth is a call to protect half the land and half the sea in order to manage sufficient habitat to ensure the long-term health of our planet.


The Half-Earth Project is bringing this conservation moonshot to life.


The Half-Earth Project is:

  • Driving research to better understand the species of our planet and their interactions within ecosystems.
  • Providing conservation management leadership by mapping the species of our planet and identifying where we have the best opportunity to protect the most species.
  • Engaging people everywhere to participate in caring for our planet and achieving the goal of Half-Earth.

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