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Cover of the first edition
Author E. O. Wilson
Subject Biodiversity
Published 2016
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 272 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-63149-252-5

Half-Earth: Our Planet's Fight for Life is a 2016 book by E. O. Wilson, in which the author proposes that half of the Earth's land should be designated a human-free natural reserve to preserve biodiversity.[1] Wilson noted that the term "Half-Earth" was coined for this concept by Tony Hiss in his Smithsonian article "Can the World Really Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?"[2][3]

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  1. ^ Dreifus, Claudia (1 March 2016). "A plea, while there's still time". The New York Times. p. D5. 
  2. ^ Wilson, Edward O. (2016). Half-Earth: our planet's fight for life. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company. pp. 3, 213. ISBN 9781631490828. OCLC 933727398. 
  3. ^ Hiss, Tony (September 2014). "Can the world really set aside half of the planet for wildlife?". Smithsonian. 45 (5): 1.