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NGOs Aren't The Only Ones Working To Save The Amazon

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For 15 years, Flashbay has specialized in manufacturing technology products. Now, they are taking on a new project: helping save the Amazon rain forest.

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Space for Nature

See how the Nature Needs Half vision can be realized in practice by setting aside space for nature in this Zoological Society of London video.

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Nature Needs Half

Why Now?

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.


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.


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.


New video poem of Tonga's #HumpbackWhales 🐋 by filmmaker James Brundige of Nature Needs Half Media! #SaveWhales

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The "#urban biomes," or cities, that we have created are teaming with life! It's time that we make some more room for #wildlife in these areas.

Peru has protected 9% more of their Amazonian #rainforest! 💚👏🏼

#Biodiversity is one of the fundamental pillars supporting our planet. “Without it, no ecosystems. No ecosystems, no biomes. No biomes, no living regulator of all the cycles of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, carbon dioxide and water." #NatureNeedsHalf

A new database may help save the rich but threatened #biodiversity on islands around the globe!

Devastating news for the #Amazon #rainforest...

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Total Amount of Oceans Protected*


Total Land Area Protected*


Nature Needs Half Goal: It's Possible!

*According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 2014 Protected Planet Report

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