Setting Aside Half the Planet as a National Park

“a new kind of park that won’t let species vanish.”

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Fri, Sep 19th, 2014 23:52 by capnasty NEWS

In order to save humanity from a cataclysmic extinction event, evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson is suggesting that half of the world be permanently set aside as a protected area for "the ten million other species."

“It’s been in my mind for years,” Wilson told me, “that people haven’t been thinking big enough—even conservationists. Half Earth is the goal, but it’s how we get there, and whether we can come up with a system of wild landscapes we can hang onto. I see a chain of uninterrupted corridors forming, with twists and turns, some of them opening up to become wide enough to accommodate national biodiversity parks, a new kind of park that won’t let species vanish.”

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