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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.
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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Denver, Colorado

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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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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Panda/Photo by Bruce Hong

NNH In Action


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

    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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Photo by Jeremy Bishop/ Hawaii, United States

The 8 Million Species We Don’t Know


Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 10/5/18

    The 8 Million Species We Don't Know   The history of conservation is a story of many victories in a losing war. Having served on the boards of global conservation organizations for more than 30 years, I know very well the sweat, tears and even blood shed by those who dedicate their lives to saving species. Their efforts have led to major achievements, but they have been only...

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Photo by Photo by Chen Hu/ Serengeti, Tanzania

UN Biodiversity Chief Urges More Nature-Friendly World by 2050


Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 10/5/18

Make half of world more nature-friendly by 2050, urges UN biodiversity chief   At least half of the world should be made more nature-friendly by 2050 to ensure the wellbeing of humanity, according to the UN chief leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity. The call to strengthen the world’s life support system comes ahead of a major conference in Beijing in 2020 that many hope will...

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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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