You can conserve half the planet without starving


Every day 386,000 new babies are born into the world and at the same time, according to scientists, between one and 100 species go extinct.

These species mainly disappear because of habitat loss, and it is also the cause of the biodiversity crisis.

What do we need to do to save them?

Some new organizations arose, Nature Needs Half and The Half-Earth Project which mobilize researchers, funds and compute social capital and power to see what it is needed to be done in order to give half our planet to nature. The natural scientist E.O. Wilson and the former chief scientist at the World Wildlife Fund, Eric Dinerstein are the ones who lead this project.

As crazy as it sounds, at least we can heal our planet.

What would happen to us?

Many people make changes in there lives because they want to conserve the planet for their children, their children’s children and so on.

Now, it is time to see whether we can give half the planet to nature without starving the human population.

37 percent of the Earth’s ice-free land is taken over by agriculture settlements so it slows down the process to find a way in which we can give room to the nature losing a part of the agricultural lands we have.

How can we do it?

We can change our way of allocating the land to conservation and g the food losses three percent.

Agricultors can find a way in which they can make their terrains species friendly by managing the landscapes in such a way they can be shared between agriculture and the conservation of nature. It can be done so without losing much food availability.

We can achieve this by improving the agricultural landscapes we have into being less hostile to other species.


Laura grew up in a small town in northern Quebec. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Laura is an advocate for people with disabilities.


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