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.
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...

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...

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...

Mahale Mountain National Park, Tanzania. Photo by Ryan al Bishri.
Region
Tanzania

13

Ecoregions

03

Partners

12

% Protected

In a country where four out of every five people live off the land, community-based conservation is an absolute necessity. And in Tanzania, it is yielding big wins for wildlife...

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...

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....

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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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...

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...

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