Case Studies

Have you ever wondered why some places seem to effortlessly achieve conservation successes while others find it more difficult? Check out these in-depth studies on how countries around the world have achieved or are attempting to achieve half.

Syna Tiger Resort/Bandhavgarh National Park, Tala, India

India is home to 1.3 billion people and 8% of the world's most biodiversity, placing it among the most mega-populated and megadiverse countries. For these reasons alone, advancing protection for...

Colin Watts/ Okavango Delta, Botswana

Many of the case studies for Nature Needs Half have involved an area within a defined political jurisdiction at the national, provincial or city level.  It is important to note...

Cristina Mittermeier/Kayapó, Pará, Brazil

As criminal extractive industry undermines the ecological foundation of the Amazonian rainforest, the Kayapo defense of traditional lands is a glimmer of hope for the last large block of southeastern...

Miguel Oros/Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia’s protected area system is one of the most comprehensive in the world (covering over 42% of Namibia’s land mass and 12,000 km2 marine protected areas) and sustains healthy human...

Roxanne Desgagnés/Cradle Mountain, Tasmania-Australia

By creating a reserve network that protects 45% of its total land area, 7.7% of its marine coastal environment, and 45% of its forests, Tasmania has established a steadfast commitment...