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...


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...


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...


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...


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...