Paula Ehrlich

DVM, PhD, President & CEO


Paula J. Ehrlich, DVM, PhD, is President & CEO of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, whose mission is to reimagine the way we care for our planet through actionable scientific research that supports communities in their stewardship of biodiversity. Dr. Ehrlich is co-Founder of the Half-Earth Project, which inspires informed collective action to save the biosphere and ensure we leave no species behind.

Dr. Ehrlich has led the development of the Half-Earth Project Map, a comprehensive map of species that informs species protection efforts and identifies priorities for future conservation. She is founder of Half-Earth Day, which brings together participants from across disciplines to share perspectives and thought leadership on how to achieve Half-Earth and ensure the health of our planet for future generations.

Dr. Ehrlich has over 30 years of strategic scientific management and research expertise, and diverse academic, non-profit, and corporate leadership experience. Her current work embodies the hopes of the greatest naturalist of our time, E.O. Wilson.


The Power of Design

Forum, Public Program, Workshop
Nov 15, 2023