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Paula Ehrlich

President & CEO, E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation

Paula Ehrlich

Our survival is inextricably entwined with the survival of all species that call our planet home, yet our current destructive trajectory is resulting in mass extinction of species and irreparable damage to our world. With his Half-Earth call-to-action, E.O. Wilson has created the groundwork for one of the grandest conservation efforts of our time, the Half-Earth Project. The Half-Earth Project, an initiative of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, will work to provide the urgently needed research, leadership and engagement necessary to conserve half the planet for the rest of life. 

Dr. Paula Ehrlich is the President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, where she champions biodiversity research to inform conservation efforts, and uses pioneering educational tools and creative media to engage people in the importance of our biological heritage and to encourage a robust response to the extinction crisis. Dr. Ehrlich has more than 25 years of strategic scientific management and research expertise, and diverse academic, non-profit, and corporate leadership experience.

Summit Sessions

Science, Conservation, Inspiration