Welcome to Nature Needs Half™

Welcome to Nature Needs Half™

“Nature Needs Half applies to the waters of the world as well as the land, from the tops of mountains to the greatest depths of the sea. More than half of the world is ocean, the blue heart of the planet. You decide: How much of your heart do you need to stay alive?”
-Sylvia Earle, 2011

“Half the world for humanity, half for the rest of life, to make a planet both self-sustaining and pleasant.”
-E.O. Wilson, The Future of Life, 2002

Protecting and interconnecting at least half of the planet, land and water, to support all life on earth is no small vision. Multimedia photojournalist Morgan Heim dives into what this bold, new conservation vision means with an inspiring combination of stunning photographs and powerful interviews.