Nature Needs Half…a vision and practice for people and planet.
Nature Needs Half™
How do we achieve the goal?
Nature Needs Half™ is a science-based and common-sense vision of a relationship between people and nature that ensures enough natural areas of land and water are protected and interconnected – and of sufficient size and resiliency – to provide life-supporting ecosystem and biodiversity services that are essential to both human health and prosperity and a bountiful, beautiful legacy of wild nature.read more...
The magnitude of the global ecological crisis we face today – and the availability of better and more accurate ecological information — demands that conservationists provide a clear and accurate global conservation target that will realistically keep our planet viable.read more...
Reaching the goal of at least half is ambitious but achievable. The short term milestone for the progress of this vision is to move urgently to protect at least half of the planet’s remaining large, mostly intact wilderness areas (for example Boreal Forests, the Amazon Basin, and formally protecting Antarctica), while achieving incremental gains by quickly protecting surviving remnants in fragmented areas of very high biological importance.read more...
- Harvey wants half
- Nature Needs Half Network [VIDEO]
- We Can Put an End to the Extinction Crisis [INFOGRAPHIC]
- Nature Needs Half: A Necessary and Hopeful New Agenda for Protected Areas (US version)
- John Muir’s Last Stand
- Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife?
- Nature Needs Half: A Necessary and Hopeful New Agenda for Protected Areas
- Nature Needs Half in the Earth Island Journal
- Will protection of 17% of land by 2020 be enough to safeguard biodiversity and critical ecosystem services?
- Local Scale Comparisons of Biodiversity as a Test for Global Protected Area Ecological Performance: A Meta-Analysis
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