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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.
Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo by Harshil Gudka.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Posted in All Articles, Blog on 07/27/18

August 1st, 2018 Connection is Protection   Nature Needs Half Chair, Randy Hayes, explains the NNH core values.   What do you find fundamentally valuable? What qualities or issues do you deeply embrace? Such a list would clarify your true values. In this, our first newsletter, a partner organization describes their important work in terms of the core value – connectivity. Sage thinkers tell us that everything really is connected...

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Orangutan in a tree /Photo by Dawn Armfield

Connectivity Infographic

Posted in All Articles on 07/27/18

  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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Member Spotlight:

Posted in All Articles, Blog on 07/27/18

  August 1st, 2018 By Jackie Batrus and Amy Lewis In this era of grim tidings that seem to go from bad to worse on an almost daily basis, it may come as a shock to discover that the single most important truth of our times is that we can still save nature. And one Canadian musician and her community of engaged fans are working to save the Arctic by harnessing...

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Photo by Harshil Gudka.

Connectivity: the safety network for biodiversity conservation

Posted in All Articles, Blog on 07/27/18

  August 1st, 2018 Article by Gary Tabor, Center For Large Landscape Conservation Across the globe, wildlife have less freedom to roam.  In an increasingly fragmented world where nature is segmented, land mammals are moving two to three times less.  With limited ability to migrate, to disperse, to mate, to feed and to thrive, wild animals are cornered into situations where the threat of extinction looms greater (Tucker et al....

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Baby monkey and mother/Photo by Lewis Roberts

Scientists call for a Paris-style agreement to save life on Earth

Posted in All Articles, News & Publications on 06/28/18

June 28, 2018 - Jeremy Hance Scientists call for a Paris-style agreement to save life on Earth Conservation scientists believe our current mass extinction crisis requires a far more ambitious agreement, in the style of the Paris Climate Accord. And they argue that the bill shouldn’t be handed just to nation states, but corporations too.  Let’s be honest, the global community’s response to the rising evidence of mass extinction and...

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Sun sets in Nature's Valley, South Africa/Photo by Charl Van Rooy

Nature Retention, Not Just Protection

Posted in All Articles, News & Publications on 06/27/18

Nature retention, not just protection, crucial to maintaining biodiversity and ecosystems June 27, 2018 by Mike Gaworecki Is it time to completely rethink how we design the goals of conservation programs? Some scientists say it is. In a paper published last week in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a team of Australian researchers argue that we need to shift conservation goals to focus on diverse and ambitious “nature retention targets” if...

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Golden Aspen Trees/Andrew Preble

'Nature Needs Half' Takes Center Stage At AREDAY Summit

Posted in All Articles, Library, News & Publications on 06/25/18

  Elizabeth Stewart-Severy June 18, 2018 The 2018 AREDAY Summit kicks off today, and it includes conversations about setting aside half of the world for nature. Nature Needs Half is a coalition of scientists and conservationists working to protect half of the world’s lands and seascapes for wildlife and the natural world. Amy Lewis, vice president of the Wild Foundation, a conservation organization that initiated the Nature Needs Half network,...

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Portrait of a llama, Peru. Photo by Paul Lequay.

AREDAY’s Impact Film free showings aim to inspire

Posted in All Articles, Library, News & Publications, Papers & Publications on 06/22/18

AREDAY’s Impact Film free showings aim to inspire   June 22nd, 2018 Aspen, CO Article by Todd Hartley, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer Amidst the features and short films constituting the lineup Friday and Saturday at AREDAY’s free Impact Film screenings in Snowmass Village, there is a short entry of five film clips called the “Nature Needs Half” series. It boasts a big-name star in Ashley Judd and despite its...

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What is a biodiversity? Image by Amy Lewis.

A Place for Nature Coalitions to Flourish

Posted in All Articles, Blog, Education, Multi-Media, News & Publications on 06/14/18

  Hello! Welcome to the new Nature Needs Half coalition-building website! We all know that protecting life on Earth, especially in this day and age, is a big task. But that is no reason to despair. Big is not the same thing as impossible, especially when we work together to surmount the toughest challenges. That's why we formed the Nature Needs Half movement back in 2009, to create a dynamic...

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