• E.O. Wilson, Scientists, and Conservationists Explore the Most Important Conservation

    Issues of Our Time and Issue a Call-to-Action for Inspired Care of Our Planet

    Join us for Biodiversity Days April 24-25! 
  • Announcing the 2015 Longlist of Books Being Honored for

    Literary Excellence on the Subject of Physical and Biological Sciences

    PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
  • Follow Field Researchers at the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Laboratory As They Carry Out Important

    Research That Is Helping to Restore and Preserve the Biodiversity of Gorongosa National Park

    Gorongosa Field Notes
  • Spectacular Monument Inspires Global Action to Address Species Extinction

    Foundation Partners with MEMO

    to Celebrate Life on Earth
  • Foundation Gives the Gift of Knowledge through Philanthropy

    E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation Releases

    Innovative iBooks Textbook "E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth"
  • A Video Collection of E.O. Wilson's Thoughts and Vision

    Regarding Humanity's Role in Shaping Our Environment and the Future of Life

    Watch Again: Inspiration from E.O. Wilson
  • Narrated by Actor and Conservationist Harrison Ford

    Ghost Rookeries: Climate Change and the Adelie Penguin
  • At the crossroads of North America's Natural Diversity and Human History

    Celebrating Mobile Delta Biodiversity

What Is Biodiversity?

“Biodiversity is both a practical necessity and a spiritual underpinning of human existence. All organisms on our planet rely on the complex web of life for physical resources essential to survival: air, water, food, and a healthy environment. The human species is no exception, and unfortunately, our actions have upset the very balance of the global ecosystem. None of us can know where the line is drawn—how many species lost, and which ones, before we have gone too far..."

—David Prend, Managing General Partner and co-founder of RockPort Capital Partners, and Chairman of EOWBF Board of Directors
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  • Our Approach
    1. Innovative educational engagement that creates a fuller sense of the importance of the living environment and inspires action.
  • Our Approach
    2. Model field research that helps us understand what is there and how to best care for it.
  • Our Approach
    3. Transformation of vital natural areas into classrooms and places for education and compassionate involvement.

By enhancing our public understanding of biodiversity, we can foster a culture of stewardship in which people are inspired to conserve and protect the natural world.

Inspired by Nature

A Collaborative Storytelling Project
In May 2013, students from all over the country came to Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve near New Orleans, Louisiana, for a National Park Service/National Geographic BioBlitz. Together, they developed a sense of awe about the natural world as they worked together with volunteer scientists, teachers, and other community members to find and identify as many species of plants, animals, microbes, fungi, and other organisms as possible within the 24-hour event.
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