Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, April 21, 2020


Tierra Curry, (928) 522-3681,

Earth Day Webinar to Highlight Plan to Protect 50% of America’s Wildlands

PORTLAND, Ore.— An Earth Day webinar led by one of the founders of the Center for Biological Diversity will explore a plan for protecting 30% of America’s wildlands and waters by 2030 and half of them by 2050.

The Center's Executive Director Kierán Suckling will convene a small panel of experts on a webinar to dive into the value of public lands and waters, the importance of thinking big, and what it'll take to ensure wild animals and plants have long-term protection for the places they call home. The conversation will last about an hour.

Scientists predict that more than 1 million species could face extinction in the coming decades. Wednesday’s discussion will focus on the Center’s recently released plan, Saving Life on Earth, which outlines policies the United States must implement to tackle this crisis.

What: “Saving Half the Earth,” an Earth Day webinar about a plan to protect 50% of wildlands and waters by 2050

When: Wednesday, April 22, at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET

Registration: Participants can sign up here for Wednesday's conversation.

Who: Kierán Suckling, the Center’s cofounder and executive director, Tierra Curry, Center senior scientist, and Randi Spivak, the Center’s public lands director


The event is part of the Center’s weekly Saving Life on Earth webinars, which aim to help people continue to explore their passion for saving wildlife during the social distancing measures required by the coronavirus pandemic. Each week the Center will convene experts to discuss important topics.

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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