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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.


The pangolin is the world's most #trafficked animal. This animal is essential to the health of forests and has survived on this Earth for 55 million years, yet, today, it is being pushed to the brink of extinction. Nature Needs Half member, KTK-BELT studio, has launched a campaign to save some of the last intact habitats of the Indian and Chinese #Pangolin from land grabbers in eastern Nepal. This a conservation battle we CAN win. Let's help protect this incredible species! #SaveThePangolin

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Scientists estimate that 1/3 of all U.S. wildlife species are already imperiled or are vulnerable. They need your help! Take action to save 🐦, 🦇, 🐟, and other species and add your name right away to tell Congress to save species on the brink:

“The challenge is understanding how many holes you can punch in the landscape, before a migration is lost.” @wyokauffman #NatureNeedsHalf #Rewild #Reconnect

In an area where #mining, #logging, and #agriculture are threatening ecosystems and forests, this new #Chilean #NationalPark system is a rare and wonderful #victory!

To learn more or donate to the "#Pangolins of Yangshila" campaign by @BELT_project please visit:

The #pangolin is the world's most #trafficked #animal and is being pushed to the brink of extinction. NNH member, @BELT_project, has launched a campaign to save some of the last intact habitats of the Indian and Chinese pangolin. #SaveThePangolin

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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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