You have to think big to do big. Ted Turner thought big when he made the decision to “save everything,” and we’re proud to work with another visionary dedicated to preserving the wonders of life’s biodiversity, the biologist E.O. Wilson.

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation is committed to fostering a knowing stewardship of our world through research and education initiatives that promote and inform the preservation of our biological heritage. Since 2014, TESF has worked with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to make that commitment a reality by using the 2 million acres of wild landscapes assembled by Ted Turner to provide conservation opportunities to a new generation of young scientists and policy makers.

TESF also supports the Half-Earth initiative, which calls to protect half of the earth (land and sea) in order to manage sufficient habitat to ensure the long-term health of our planet. At current rates, the extinction of species by human activity will eliminate more than half of all species by the end of this century. Once species are gone, they are gone forever. We’ve joined with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Fund to stave off this bleak fate. As Mike Phillips noted, “A disproportionate number of imperiled species rely somewhat or exclusively on private land for their security. Much of the wonder of nature can be saved for future generations if conservation activities are more frequently and successfully applied on private working landscapes like those owned by Ted Turner.”