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.
Jayme Dittmar

6 Steps to Effective Conservation Collaboration

Posted in All Articles, Blog on 10/25/19

  6 No-Nonsense Steps to More Effective Indigenous Conservation Collaborations   Far too often we allow the unspoken norms of Western culture to dictate our interactions with the rest of the world, especially as they pertain to the protection of life on Earth. This can create unnecessary and unforeseen obstacles on the road to a more inclusive and effective conservation movement, benefiting from the power of cross-cultural collaborations.  Jayme Dittmar,...

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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'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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