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.
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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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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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The Great Societal U-turn to Responsibility

Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 05/24/18

Randy Hayes’ SFSU Honorary Doctorate Speech May 24, 2018 -- AT&T Park -- San Francisco, California Nature Needs Half incoming chair, Randy Hayes, of the Rainforest Action Network, was honored by San Francisco State University as an honorary doctorate. The time for change has come, now it's our duty to lean in to it and embrace the "Great Societal U-Turn." A wise professor taught that when our careers are attached...

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Safeguarding space for nature, securing our future

Posted in Blog, News & Publications on 08/1/17

From our colleagues at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) WHEN: 27 Feb - 28 Feb 2018 WHERE: Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, Zoological Society of London, Outer Circle, Regents Park, NW1 4RY  REGISTER: We are rapidly losing Earth’s wild species and wild spaces, with global vertebrate populations set to decline by two-thirds by 2020. Under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) have pledged to protect,...

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NNH Network recruits support for protection of half the planet by 2050

Posted in Blog, News & Publications, Quotes & Comments on 04/14/17

First-ever Nature Needs Half Network reception engages conservation leaders with a new scientific framework and roadmap for the protection of 50% of Earth’s wild lands. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 5th, 2017 – Dozens of conservation leaders gathered on Wednesday of last week at a reception hosted by the Nature Needs Half Network to provide feedback on an audacious plan to protect half the planet’s wilderness by 2050. Representatives from the scientific,...

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