If there was a villain in the Animal Tails of African Tales Lower School show it was perhaps the mosquito. Here, to provide some balance on behalf of the world of insects and their all-important place in our biospere, is biologist E.O. Wilson. His plea on behalf of his constituency – the insect world – is his acceptance speech for the 2007 TED Talks award. His mission is on behalf of the million trillion insects and small creatures that share the earth with us.His passion for his life’s work began in childhood.
Wilson – who gave us the word biodiversity – wishes that all of us learn more about nature and about our biosphere. His TED wish is that all of us – experts and amateurs alike – work together on the Encyclopedia of Life, – a web-based compendium of data.
This is his acceptance speech: