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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.
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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Member Spotlight: Parvati.org


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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