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.
Warmena, Indonesia. Photo by Asso Myron.
Region
Indonesia

20

Ecoregions

0

Partners

12

% Protected

Indonesia is still rich in ancient primary forests, despite losing a quarter of its tree cover in the last few decades. While Indonesia is still capable of reaching half, there...

Kaung Myat Min/ Myanmar Plaza, Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
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...

Tiberias, Israel. Photo by Roxanne Desgagnes.
Region
Israel

04

Ecoregions

0

Partners

20

% Protected

Israel’s semi-arid climate, large (and growing) population, and minimal water resources leave little room for the protection of native habitats. And while the Israel population exhibits a strong commitment to...

Mussolente, Italy. Photo by Federico Beccari.
Region
Italy

07

Ecoregions

04

Partners

22

% Protected

Much of Italy’s nature is imperiled, reflecting the economic and political turmoil of the mid-twentieth century. Obscured by this dreary reality is the fact that Italy was a conservation world...

Kyoto-She, Japan. Photo by Jordy Meow.
Region
Japan

07

Ecoregions

0

Partners

29

% Protected

It might come as a surprise that nature can reach half in Japan. This is an impressive fact considering that Japan occupies an archipelago half the size of Texas and...

Masai Mara, Kenya. Photo by Robin Stuart.
Region
Kenya

10

Ecoregions

03

Partners

12

% Protected

Conflict between native pastoralist communities, the traditional stewards of Kenya’s lands, and contemporary conservationists have created a false dichotomy in the management of Kenya’s rich natural landscapes. Nature benefits from...

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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Panther Chameleon in the Ambanja region of Madagascar. Photo by Reptile Pod.
Region
Madagascar

07

Ecoregions

03

Partners

5.6

% Protected

Over 90% of Madagascar’s mighty jungles have vanished in the wake of  slash-and-burn agriculture. An impoverished human population combined with historically few opportunities to tie community development with conservation goals...

Malawi
Region
Malawi

06

Ecoregions

02

Partners

23

% Protected

Malawi’s strong stance against wildlife trafficking combined with its excellent leadership protecting the wild landscapes that remain set a strong basis for hope in this southern African region. Still, an...

Elephants embrace. Photo by Corentin Marzin.
Region
Mali

05

Ecoregions

02

Partners

8

% Protected

Mali’s territory is home to only five ecoregions, but these ecoregions numerous sustain rare and iconic species. An international coalition of partners, including the Mali's government and the United Nations,...

Spinner dolphins, Hawaii, USA/Jeremy Bishop
Region
Marine

0

Ecoregions

04

Partners

5

% Protected

Earth’s oceans are the womb of all life on Earth. Healthy oceans are rich in beauty, wildlife, and indispensable ecological services. But lack of governance and a corresponding wild west...

Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Photo by Mitch Lensink.
Region
Mexico

30

Ecoregions

02

Partners

13

% Protected

A diverse and densely populated country, Mexico’s territory is near equal parts Half Protected, Nature Could Reach Half, Nature Could Be Restored, and Imperiled. While most of Baja is nearly...