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.
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Region
International

846

Ecoregions

14

Partners

17

% Protected

Only by working in the international policy sphere can we improve opportunities for protected areas at a global scale, shifting momentum for nature from the top-down. In this regard, international...

Magadan, Russia. Photo by Artem Kovalev.
Region
Russia

39

Ecoregions

0

Partners

11

% Protected

Russia is a tale of two ecological stories. East of the central Ural Mountains, taiga forests and horizon spanning steppes are healthy and intact, falling in the Nature Could Reach...

Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia. Photo by Katerina Bartosova.
Region
Slovakia

03

Ecoregions

0

Partners

37

% Protected

Slovakia’s protection of the Carpathian mountains, Eastern Europe’s western most mountain range, is consistent with European Union directives and has preserved critical habitat for large carnivores, like the wolf. Challenges...

Touws River, South Africa. Photo by Isabella Juskova.
Region
South Africa

16

Ecoregions

05

Partners

7

% Protected

South Africa is divided almost equally into three separate protection level categories. The northwestern deserts are still largely intact, and therefore in the “could reach half” category. The northeastern grasslands...

Malaga, Spain. Photo by Elvis Bekmanis.
Region
Spain

07

Ecoregions

04

Partners

28

% Protected

Spain’s network of protected areas provides valuable economic opportunities for the country. But much of the natural habitat outside of these areas has been degraded, and now there are few...

Sri Lanka
Region
Sri Lanka

04

Ecoregions

0

Partners

30

% Protected

In Sri Lanka, nature is at the center of cultural symbolism, state power, and economic activity. As human communities learn how to balance reverence for nature and a desire for...

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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Switzerland
Region
Switzerland

02

Ecoregions

0

Partners

9.7

% Protected

Switzerland’s wildareas are a cornerstone of this alpine country's national identity. Beginning in the early 20th century, Swiss conservationists labored to establish some of the best protected nature reserves in...

Skuleskogen National Park, Sweden. Photo by Oscar Nilsson.
Region
Sweden

04

Ecoregions

03

Partners

15

% Protected

In Sweden, nature is managed to benefit economic ends and support biodiversity even as evidence suggests that wild areas retain a higher variety of wildlife than managed areas. Increasing the...

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. Photo by Warren Wong.
Region
Vietnam

10

Ecoregions

04

Partners

7.6

% Protected

Political and economic isolation after the Vietnam War kept many of this country’s forests – those untouched by napalm – pristine. But with the economic openings of the 1990s, Vietnam...

Grand Canyon National Park. Photo by Martin Permantier.
Region
United States

71

Ecoregions

11

Partners

13.9

% Protected

Almost evenly divided between lands west of the Mississippi that fall mostly into the Nature Could Reach Half category and those that are east of the great river which are...

Photo by SCOTLAND: The Big Picture/ Scotland
Region
United Kingdom

04

Ecoregions

03

Partners

29

% Protected

Nature in the United Kingdom is imperiled. That wildlands have suffered on the island home of 66 million people and the epicenter of the industrial revolution comes as no surprise....

Turkey
Region
Turkey

13

Ecoregions

0

Partners

22

% Protected

Turkey is the epicenter of three biodiversity hotspots, making this region one of global significance. The erosion of Turkey’s environmental laws are a tragedy of epic proportions, and have culminated...

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