Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to
Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to Establish Half-Earth Project Conservation Priorities
Esri Commits Technology and Expertise to Initiative Protecting Biodiversity
REDLANDS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 6, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, today announced its partnership with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and will be providing the mapping and analytics capabilities of the ArcGIS platform to the foundation's Half-Earth Project. This initiative is working to conserve half the earth's lands and seas to reverse the species extinction crisis currently threatening the planet.
"Species are the foundation of a healthy planet. When species have the space they need to thrive, we all benefit," said Paula Ehrlich, president and CEO of the foundation and leader of the Half-Earth Project. "Our partnership with Esri comes at a critical moment in human history. We're very grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with them to provide the core scientific insight needed for everyone to work together to achieve the grand ambition of conserving biodiversity with the Half-Earth effort."
The partnership between Esri and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation includes commitments by Esri to provide its geospatial cloud, ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World, and significant geospatial and geoscience expertise, as well as financial support. Esri will also be asking its global user community to share biodiversity data to support the ongoing Half-Earth Project mapping and analytic efforts....