An urgent mission

The Living Earth CollaborativeTM is a center for biodiversity headquartered at Washington University in St. Louis that brings together three world-class organizations–Washington University, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the St. Louis Zoo. The collaborative transcends geographic and political boundaries to address the most pressing issue facing humankind – the ability to sustain life on earth.

What is biodiversity?

The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. What does this mean for our future and can we stop it? Read the article below to learn more:

What is biodiversity and why does it matter to us? by Environment editor

Spring 2018 Awards

The Living Earth Collaborative has awarded nine seed grants to collaborative biodiversity projects.

Washington University in St. Louis

Missouri Botanical Garden

Saint Louis Zoo - Animals Always