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.
Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Photo by Peter Winckler.
Region
Chile

06

Ecoregions

0

Partners

18.4

% Protected

Unprecedented private leadership has helped Chile expand its protected area profiles in recent years. But while many habitats are still intact, the lack of public or private protections means their...

China
Region
China

30

Ecoregions

0

Partners

17

% Protected

China’s rapid development often obscures the fact that there is much to be optimistic about when it comes to nature in this ecologically diverse country. With most landscapes equally divided between the could...

Cayo Congrejo, Colombia. Photo by Sergio Jara.
Region
Colombia

20

Ecoregions

0

Partners

14

% Protected

Colombia is the world’s second most biodiverse country. Formal protections by the national government make up part of Colombia’s conservation portfolio, but private companies are also taking a lead to...

Plitvice Lake National Park, Croatia. Photo by Shawn Appel.
Region
Croatia

04

Ecoregions

0

Partners

38

% Protected

Croatia’s alpine region, which covers over 35% of the country, is largely untouched retaining a rich wildness abundant with bears, lynx, and wolves. The coastal regions, comprised of more than 1,000 islands...

Gorilla in forest. Photo by Mike Arney.
Region
DRC

11

Ecoregions

03

Partners

14

% Protected

Nearly half of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is covered in rich, primary forest, making the rainforest here the largest in all of Africa. But immense human suffering caused...

Taveuni Island, Fiji. Photo by Sho Hatakeyama.
Region
Fiji

02

Ecoregions

0

Partners

5.4

% Protected

Over 80% of Fiji land is defined by customary ownership, meaning Indigenous communities manage the surrounding territories, often according to cultural believes that link people with land and sea. While...

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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Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Joakim Honkasalo.
Region
Finland

03

Ecoregions

02

Partners

15

% Protected

Finland’s low population density (the third lowest in Europe, behind Iceland and Norway) has helped spare nature from the brunt of intensive human activity. Nevertheless, over-management of forests has resulted...

Orlu, France. Photo by Gregoire Bertaud.
Region
France

08

Ecoregions

04

Partners

26

% Protected

Centuries of intense farming, overhunting, warfare, and industrialization have taken a toll on France’s nature. This has not deterred French conservationists from pioneering new solutions to rewild the French landscape. Bold new efforts to...

Gabon
Region
Gabon

04

Ecoregions

03

Partners

22

% Protected

Decades of isolation in Gabon have helped preserve nature and the wildlife it supports. But the expansion of global trade and the threat of deforestation looms large and poses an...

Fall in Bavaria, Germany. Photo by Wellington Rodrigues.
Region
Germany

05

Ecoregions

03

Partners

38

% Protected

Over one-third of Germany is protected. This percentage encompasses more than 90% of Germany’s remaining healthy and intact landscapes. To reach half, Germany must engage in significant habitat restoration and...

Haiti
Region
Haiti

04

Ecoregions

01

Partners

2

% Protected

Low government capacity and crushing poverty impede both conservation and development efforts in Haiti. Still, the outlook isn’t entirely bleak. Though much of the land has been clear-cut, nature can...

Velence, Hungary. Photo by Florian Van Duyn.
Region
Hungary

01

Ecoregions

03

Partners

23

% Protected

Nearly three decades of political upheaval have wrought new conservation gains and challenges for former Eastern Bloc states, including Hungary. Paradoxically, mid-90s habitat restoration has steadily declined after admittance into...