Case Studies: Half is Achievable

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The Nature Needs Half strategy is bold, necessary, and achievable. Recent scientific assessments of distinct “ecoregions” around the world confirm that protecting half of nature is indeed attainable in most of these valuable ecosystems. Already, 16% of the Earth’s ecoregions are half protected, although most of these are located in only two biomes: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Forest, and Tundra. Another 22% are well within reach of this crucial target. The challenge now is to provide urgently needed protection to all of the Earth’s major ecosystems. Case studies in different ecoregions and under diverse management point the way to Nature Needs Half, and these four are particularly good illustrations of how we can protect more, better:

North America

Canada

Plan Nord

Canada: Over a decade of work

Dehcho First Nations

Peel River Watershed

United States

Saving Space for a Threatened Species in Boulder, Colorado

Boulder, Colorado

International

Africa

Namibia

Botswana

Asia

Bhutan

Hong Kong

Australia

Tasmania

Central America

Costa Rica

South America

Amapá State, Brazil

Guyana

Urban

Vienna, Austria

Oslo, Norway

Hong Kong

Victoria

Zurich Airport 

Transboundary

Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

South Caucasus Eco-Region

Silk Road

Marine Environments

Gabon Marine Protected Area Network

Scotland Marine Protected Area

Protection of the Seas & Oceans

Island Nations of the South Pacific 

Indigenous Territory

The Kayapo Indigenous Territories