Where We Work


Global challenges require global solutions. That's why Nature Needs Half works to inspire others to collaborate on behalf of nature. In this way, region by region, we can protect half of Earth in time to end the Sixth Mass Extinction. Discover below more about your country and what others are doing to save our wild planet!

South African coastline. Photo by Benjamin Behre.
Bariloche, Argentina. Photo by Guille Pozzi.
Region
Argentina

12

Ecoregions

0

Partners

8.8

% Protected

Private conservationists are driving the creation of new protected areas in Argentina’s wild places. In fact, much of Argentina’s fabled grasslands, the Pampas, remain intact because of the work of...

Phillip Island, Australia. Photo by Aleksander Jason.
Region
Australia

30

Ecoregions

02

Partners

19

% Protected

The intact 2.5 million square kilometer Outback takes up most of the Australian continent and significantly contributes to this country's "could reach half" status. Coastal areas do not fare as...

Silberkarkamm, Austria. Photo by Florian Bernhardt.
Region
Austria

04

Ecoregions

03

Partners

28

% Protected

Austria’s alpine lakes and valleys remain largely intact and capable of supporting heathy populations of native wildlife. The ecology in Austria’s foothill is in need of restoration, especially its moorland...

Ratargul Swamp Forest, Bangladesh. Photo by Sumon Mallick.
Region
Bangladesh

04

Ecoregions

0

Partners

4.6

% Protected

Bangladesh is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and yet the wild areas that support biodiversity are in poor shape, and degrading rapidly. Climate change, intensive agriculture,...

Ardenne Immo, Belgium. Photo by Drone Marting.
Region
Belgium

02

Ecoregions

02

Partners

23

% Protected

Belgium is making a concerted effort to transform old industrial areas into green spaces, providing greater interconnectivity for wildlife. High levels of urbanization have fragmented Belgium’s landscape, creating small pockets...

Caye Caulker, Belize. Photo by Maegan Luckiesh.
Region
Belize

03

Ecoregions

0

Partners

38

% Protected

Most of Belize’s protected areas are for management of resource use, not the preservation of nature. Still, the country has maintained much of its natural terrestrial and marine habitat, giving...

India

India is one of the world's most biodiverse countries; it is also one of the most imperiled. This is why Nature Needs Half is working in this region, specifically, for the...

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High mountain pass in Bhutan. Photo by Simon Matzinger.
Region
Bhutan

06

Ecoregions

0

Partners

48

% Protected

Bhutan is a leader in conserving landscapes. With 48% of the country formally protected, and another 9% of corridors connecting these areas, Bhutan is on the cusp of Half, demonstrating...

Leopard in Okavango Delta, Botswana. Photo by Andreas Berlin.
Region
Botswana

05

Ecoregions

03

Partners

29

% Protected

Botswana is a success story for nature. Good government and community engagement are keystones in the maintenance of Botswana’s robust ecology. Ironically, Botswana’s success has led to a decline in...

Resende, Brazil. Photo by Thiago Palia.
Region
Brazil

30

Ecoregions

04

Partners

29

% Protected

Nature Needs Half recognizes that half is, in many cases, an approximation. Some ecoregions need a little less to survive, others need far more. The Amazonian rainforest consists of fragile...

Fotinovo Waterfalls, Bulgaria. Photo by Borislav Zlatkov.
Region
Bulgaria

04

Ecoregions

0

Partners

23

% Protected

Bulgaria is home to Europe’s greatest remaining natural treasures, a belt of wilderness in the Carpathian mountains known as the Green Heart of Europe. Bulgaria is the proud custodian of this primal...

Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo by Edouard Tamba.
Region
Cameroon

08

Ecoregions

30

Partners

11

% Protected

Like much of Africa, Cameroon is on the precipice of rapid modernization and industrial development. This is already apparent in the miles of plantations and oil drills that dot Cameroon’s land, especially its...

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Region
Canada

40

Ecoregions

07

Partners

9.5

% Protected

Canada's 40 ecoregions retain substantial swaths of intact and healthy nature, placing many of its landscapes in the Nature Could Reach Half category. Still less than 10% of terrestrial and...

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