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Masada National Park, Israel. Photo by Rob Bye.

A Global Safety Net


Posted in All Articles on 09/14/20

  To conserve enough nature in the right places is urgently required to meet the challenges of biodiversity loss and climate emergency. A recent mapping exercise – the Global Safety Net[1], developed by a consortium of institutions over a two-year period[2], concluded that if 50% of the land ecosystems are conserved this would reverse biodiversity loss, prevent CO2 emissions from land conversion and significantly enhance natural carbon removal from the...

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Nature Needs Half, But Where?


Posted in All Articles on 09/14/20

  A watershed study details where and how to achieve half in time to address the climate emergency, halt mass extinction, and secure a better future for humanity In the coming years we confront a challenge of historic proportions: protecting enough nature (half of Earth’s land and seas) to ensure humanity’s future and avert the worst effects of the climate emergency. Until recently, knowing where and what to protect has...

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Mother Nature's Advice Column: April


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 04/15/20

    Dear children, This is a hard lesson to learn and, as you all know by now, it’s not a particularly fun one either. It’s not one that I enjoy watching you go through but these are the growing pains that we all endure at some point in our lives. Please understand that as a parent it is never easy to watch your children suffer but this is what’s...

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April Post Messaging


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 04/15/20

  Post messaging for the week of April 13-17, 2020:   Monday (Apr. 13) - April's Graphic: "A Letter to Humanity" Facebook: "We can't do this alone, we need YOUR help. Will you join us? https://natureneedshalf.org/survival-revolution/ #SurvivalRevolution #NatureNeedsHalf #50by2030" Twitter: "We can't do this alone, we need YOUR help. Will you join us? https://natureneedshalf.org/survival-revolution/ #SurvivalRevolution #NatureNeedsHalf #50by2030" Tuesday (Apr. 14) - Article 1: Want to Stop the Next Pandemic? Start Protecting Wildlife Habitats Facebook: "Prevention is...

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February Post Messaging


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 02/3/20

  Post messaging for the week of February 3-7, 2020:   Monday (Feb. 3) - February's Infographic Facebook: "Wilderness is an essential part of our identity, shaping a large part of who we are. Can you imagine your country without wild nature?  Share to show friends why nature is so important and join the #SurvivalRevolution to make history in 2020: https://natureneedshalf.org/ambassador/ #50by2030 #NatureNeedsHalf #Identity" Twitter: "Wilderness is an essential part of...

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Mother Nature's Advice Column: February


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 02/3/20

  Hello Mother Nature, I am coming to you because I am at a complete loss and do not know how to proceed. I have always been a staple of the North American landscape and the Canadian identity but this seems to be changing. Humans used to close their eyes, picture the Canadian visual, and, without even realizing it, they were seeing me. They were seeing my wildlife that I...

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Mother Nature's Advice Column: January


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 01/6/20

  Hi Mother Nature, I’m really needing some of your words of wisdom. See, I’m not that beautiful (on the outside) and I’m having trouble getting humans to see that I’m worth keeping around rather than destroying and replacing. My lack of color may be an eyesore at times and trust me I know that there are thousands of other places on this planet that provide much greater beauty but,...

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