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Our goal is simple: protect half the Earth. Getting there is possible only if we work together. Discover how others are confronting the complex issues facing conservation today, and learn how Nature Needs Half is promoting problem-solving to overcome these challenges.

Masada National Park, Israel. Photo by Rob Bye.
Dave Goulson/Bumblebee Conservation Trust

May Member Spotlight


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 05/3/19

  Dave Goulson Bumblebee Conservation Trust   Even the smallest lifeforms need space to live and continue to support the rest of life. Pollinators included. This is why University of Sussex professor of biology, Dave Goulson, has spent his entire career studying pollinating insects, especially bumblebees. Goulson was named the eighth most influential person in conservation, alongside Sir David Attenborough, by the BBC Wildlife Magazine in 2015 for his “clarity,...

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Darcy Belanger from Parvati,org

Honoring Darcy Belanger


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 05/3/19

  Statement by Jackie Batrus, Nature Needs Half Community Architect: "In the past few years, I’ve met some incredible conservationists but very few that have compared to Darcy Belanger. I had the honor and privilege of working closely with him through Nature Needs Half and through his integral role with Parvati.org's MAPS Initiative (Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary). As a young conservationist, I was in awe and completely inspired by Darcy’s...

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Climate March/Photo by Mika Baumeister

Interview with a Hurricane


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 05/3/19

  “Hurricane” Hayes, NNH Chair, Dishes No-Nonsense Tips for Changing the World   It’s time to start thinking like a system   Randy “Hurricane” Hayes is Chair of the Nature Needs Half Steering Committee and Founder of Foundation Earth. He is also the co-founder of the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) in 1985 and is responsible for mobilizing millions of people, world-wide to help save the rainforests. The Wall Street Journal...

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Respect Your Mother/ Photo by Jackie Batrus

Why Nature Needs YOU


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 05/3/19

  Help inform others about Nature Needs Half by downloading and sharing this infographic! To download the graphic, right click on the image and select "Save Image."

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Photo by Pandu Ior/Banten, Indonesia

Scientists call for a "Global Deal for Nature"


Posted in All Articles, Blog, News & Publications on 04/19/19

  Scientists call for a ‘Global Deal for Nature’ to solve two interlinked crises – biodiversity loss and climate change   A growing number of conservation scientists and environmental leaders now support calls for a Global Deal for Nature (GDN) as a companion to the Paris Climate Agreement to tackle the two major crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. The Global Deal for Nature paper is the first effort...

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Nature Needs Half!

The UN Needs Your Help!


Posted in All Articles, Blog, News & Publications on 04/9/19

  You are invited to encourage the United Nations to protect half the planet.   Deadline: April 15th, 2019   Citizens from around the world are being asked to contribute recommendations to the United Nations for the protection of Earth's biodiversity. These recommendations will influence the historic 2020 Convention on Biodiversity. The deadline to submit comments is April 15th, 2019. We need YOUR help to encourage the United Nations to...

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Photo by Mariana Medvedeva

Food in the Anthropocene


Posted in All Articles, News & Publications on 01/17/19

  Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems   Nature Needs Half (NNH)/Half Earth used as benchmark for sustainable food systems In a landmark study – “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems” – published online and to be launched subsequently in more than 30 cities across the world, the NNH/Half Earth concept together with seven other...

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Spirit Island, Canada/Photo by Sergey Pesterev

Canadian Space For Nature Survey


Posted in All Articles, News & Publications on 12/31/18

  Summary The Canadian Space for Nature Survey polled over 2,000 Canadians across the country about their perspectives on parks and protected areas. Those polled were from a broad range of ages, educations, and incomes, with different geographical locations, genders, and household compositions. Regardless of these differences, the Canadian Space for Nature Survey found that across Canada there is overwhelming support for protected areas. 93% of Canadians believe that protected...

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Spiral Jetty, United States/Photo by Greg Rakozy

Dream Crazy


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 12/13/18

    How are we going to save the planet? By dreaming crazy.   Ten years ago, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, Sylvia “Her Deepness” Earle, couldn’t have been more clear about her opinion of Nature Needs Half. “I have a serious problem with this plan,” she told Vance Martin, President of the WILD Foundation, immediately after the Nature Needs Half launch at the 9th World Wilderness Congress in Merída, Mexico “50%...

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Talking Circle/Photo by CoalitionWILD

The single most important conversation for the protection of wild nature


Posted in All Articles, Blog on 12/13/18

  The Single Most Important Conversation We Must Have Before We Can Protect Wild Nature   If you’re like most people, you dread starting difficult conversations, especially when you have to ask for a substantial change in behavior. Working up the nerve to start a difficult conversation is challenging enough. But even when you are ready to start “The Talk” it isn’t uncommon to find that the person you need...

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