THE SURVIVAL
REVOLUTION

A campaign for the future.

A campaign for life.

SIGN THE GLOBAL DEAL FOR NATURE

Sign the petition calling on world leaders to support a Global Deal for Nature that protects and restores half of the Earth’s lands and oceans.

WHAT IS THE SURVIVAL REVOLUTION?

The Survival Revolution is an international movement harnessing the power of people and storytelling to protect half of Earth’s land and seas in time to save our common home and the future. Your voice is needed.

Survival Revolution volunteer influencers are nature’s most valuable assets. In 2020, Survival Revolution influencers (you can be one too! – link to join page) touched over 30 million people in more than a dozen countries with fascinating stories and compelling calls to action for Half. In 2021, influencers will attempt to increase this number to 100 million in the lead up to two global decisions in which world leaders will decide how much nature they will set aside for humanity’s survival.

You don’t need to be a celebrity to be an influencer – you just need to believe that Earth’s wildlife and wild places are valuable, and be ready to share (or make!) content for one week every month throughout the year about the critical necessity of protecting half of Earth’s land and seas.

WELCOME TO THE SURVIVAL REVOLUTION

A LETTER TO HUMANITY

OUR FUTURE IN YOUR HANDS

HOW CAN I JOIN?

Becoming a Survival Revolution Influencer is easy. All you have to do is sign up for our influencer email list which will deliver to you content each month that you can share with your friends and networks over social media or through other channels. You can also download the Survival Revolution Influencer Kit to discover more ways you can help. VIEW AMBASSADOR WELCOME KIT >

2021 CONTENT MONTH BY MONTH

APRIL | BECAUSE YOU ARE FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

MONDAY, APRIL 19

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Facebook / Instagram: Because you are fighting climate change, you care about protecting nature. What can you do to protect nature?  End deforestation to keep carbon in the ground. Forests are one of our biggest allies in storing and capturing carbon. Follow along in the infographic for more information. Help protect our future and share this post. Tag @WILDfoundation & @natureneedshalf #survivalrevolution #natureneedshalf #globaldealfornature

Twitter: Because you are fighting climate change, you care about protecting nature. What can you do to protect nature? Keep carbon in the ground and help end deforestation! Follow along in the infographic for more information. #survivalrevolution

TUESDAY, APRIL 20

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Facebook / Instagram: If you don’t care about the rising sea levels or shrinking glaciers, maybe you care about your 20oz latte costing as much as your cell phone bill. Or that your next wait in line at the ski lift might be longer than the slope. Read about areas that are heavily impacted by climate change and continue seeing the brunt of its effects. If that’s not interesting you’ll find a few more things that might hit closer to home. Follow @WILDfoundation and @natureneedshalf and be sure to share. #survivalrevolution #natureneedshalf #globaldealfornature

Twitter: If you don’t care about the rising sea levels or shrinking glaciers, maybe you care about your 20oz latte costing as much as your cell phone bill. Or that your next wait in line at the ski lift might be longer than the slope. #survivalrevolution

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21

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Facebook / Instagram: WHAT YOU DO COUNTS. This video is 3 minutes and 30 seconds long. It may be one of the most important videos you watch today, this month, this year. You actively live on this planet. It is your responsibility to be an active participant in helping to protect and restore it. Watch this video. Share it. Join the organizations near you that have boots on the ground. Vote for people that support the health of our planet. Thank you @gretathunberg  @georgemonbiot @natureneedshalf @WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturenow

Twitter: WHAT YOU DO COUNTS. You actively live on this planet. It is your responsibility to protect and restore it. Watch this video. Share it. Vote for people that support the health of our planet. @gretathunberg @georgemonbiot #survivalrevolution

THURSDAY, APRIL 22

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Facebook / Instagram: Did you know around 35% of the world’s primary forest has been lost to deforestation? A huge percent of the remaining amount left is still vulnerable to industrial logging and degradation. Old growth or primary forests are defined as intact land areas that are at least 150 years old and have not been subjected to human degradation or deforestation. Deforestation occurs when forests are converted to non-forest uses, such as agriculture and road construction. Ecosystems then lose their capacity to provide essential services like: carbon storage, water filtration, and coastal flooding, and many more. Forests are one of our biggest allies in the fight to mitigate climate change. If we halt deforestation we could reduce carbon emissions by 10-15%. Research shows the positive impact our forests have, but if we continue to kill our ally, in the end, it will only culminate into disaster for all. Take Action:

  • Sign the Global Deal for Nature (link in bio)
  • Share our Not Fun Fact with the hashtag #survivalrevolution
  • Follow organizations that are working to push protection and policy like @WILDfoundation & @natureneedshalf

Twitter: Did you know around 35% of the world’s primary forest has been lost to deforestation? A huge percent of the remaining amount left is still vulnerable to industrial logging and degradation. #survivalrevolution

FRIDAY, APRIL 23

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Facebook / Instagram: Wherever you live, the lesson of climate change hits the hardest when it directly and noticeably affects your home. For those living in Texas, it was a cold (literally) wake up call when they experienced the state’s unprepared response to frigid weather. This also happened in 1989 and in 2011 with organization reports issuing recommendations on how to prevent a recurrence. It seems the lesson is continuously forgotten over so many decades. Hopefully, the third time’s the charm. How often do you think we do this with other climate emergencies? How many lessons do you think it will take to force us into action? @natureneedshalf @WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature

Twitter: In 1989 and 2011, Texas felt the pain of being unprepared for the consequences of climate change. In 2021, this happened again. Mother nature is not a bad teacher, we are, sometimes, poor students. #survivalrevolution

MARCH | BECAUSE YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

MONDAY, MARCH 15

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LIVE TALK on “Rewilding for our Health” with WILD Vice President, Amy Lewis.

Amy has a wealth of knowledge accumulated over years of experience and research while pursuing her Ph.D in Environmental Policy. She will lead us through a discussion on how the destruction of nature affects our health, the relationship between disease and lack of wild spaces, and how policy and rewilding can work to reverse these effects.

Tune in on the @wildfoundation ‘s Facebook to watch this talk live at 6pm – 7pm MST. Q & A session at the end!

@WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

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Live Talk on “Rewilding for our Health” with WILD Vice President, Amy Lewis 3/18 6pm MST. Listen to the discussion on how the destruction of nature affects our health, the relationship between disease & lack of wild spaces, & how policy & rewilding can save us #survivalrevolution

TUESDAY, MARCH 16

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A drastic rise in diseases from 1940 to 2020 is directly related to the destruction of nature. The pandemic has taught us many things but one truth stands out – we care about our health. If you care about your health, then you care about wilderness & rewilding.

Share this infographic to help protect our future.

@WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

Twitter:

A drastic rise in diseases from 1940 – 2020 is directly related to the destruction of nature. The pandemic has taught us many things but one truth stands out – we care about our health. If you care about your health, then you care about wilderness & rewilding. #survivalrevolution

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

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“We humans can’t be happy at home unless nature is happy at home.”

An eloquent, short video portraying the correlation of human and planet health. To rewild ourselves psychologically is the reparative path to ecological restoration and rewilding. Narrated by renowned ecologist, @StephanHarding.

@WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

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“We humans can’t be happy at home unless nature is happy at home.” To rewild ourselves psychologically is the reparative path to ecological restoration & rewilding. Narrated by renowned ecologist, @StephanHarding . #survivalrevolution #natureneedshalf #globaldealfornature

THURSDAY, MARCH 18

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LIVE TALK ~ TODAY ~ on “Rewilding for our Health” with WILD Vice President, Amy Lewis

6pm – 7pm MST

Join in on @WILDfoundation’s Facebook to watch a live discussion with Amy Lewis on how the health of our wild places affect our personal health. Q & A at the end!

@WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

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Live talk TODAY 6pm-7pm MST on “Rewilding for our Health” with WILD’s Vice President, Amy Lewis.
Tune in on WILD’s Facebook to watch.

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

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If quarantine makes you feel isolated, just think how wildlife feels every day.

Isolation is a form of punishment in our human world. For us, loss of connection can cause a number of psychological concerns. The animal world is no different. Follow the journey of the Marquis Monkey, a social species that rely on group formation for love, support, and survival. The story of the Marquis monkey hits close to home after our year long, pandemic-induced isolation. The latest on the @WILDfoundation blog.

@WILDfoundation #survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

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Isolation is a form of punishment in our world. Loss of connection can cause a number of psychological concerns. The animal world is no different. Follow the journey of the Marquis Monkey, a social species that rely on groups for love, support, & survival. #survivalrevolution

FEBRUARY | BECAUSE YOU HAVE A HEART

MONDAY, FEB 8

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“What we need to hear to survive… the voices of over 100 million people.” 🙉
“What we need to see to survive… the planet to take a turn for a just and sustainable future.” 🙈
“What we need to speak to survive… is a voice for those who cannot.” 🙊

Teia, an 11-year-old artist, asks the world to protect half of nature in this original stop-motion video poem. Join Teia and stand up for what you stand on by listening closely, taking action, and speaking up for the Earth and all of its inhabitants.

Share the #survivalrevolution and help us give nature this Valentine by sharing the video. ❤️🐒

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf  🙉🙈🙊🌎

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Teia, an 11-year-old artist, asks the world to protect half of nature in this original stop-motion video poem. Join Teia and stand up for what you stand on by sharing the #SurvivalRevolution and help us give this Valentine by sharing the video.

TUESDAY, FEB 9

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Because you have a heart… Teia is a real 11 year old girl whose future depends on you. Make a choice to follow the left or right path to see how her future could unfold. 🙉🙈🙊🌎

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf

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Because you have a heart… Teia is a real 11 year old girl whose future depends on you. Follow the link and choose the left or right side to see how her future could unfold. 🌎

#SurvivalRevolution #HearSeeSpeakForHalf

WEDNESDAY, FEB 10

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Our youth are beyond a doubt, one of the most important components of creating a more just and sustainable world. They are using their hearts, influence, and voices to encourage action and understanding of deep purpose.

Read one of our newest blog posts that features some of the world’s most avid youths speaking up on climate impact. Link in @wildfoundation bio✨💖

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf 🙈🙊🙉🌎

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“Because they have a heart, they are using the power of their voices, the power of their influence, the power of their deep purpose, to create positive change in the world.” Read on about some of the world’s most avid youths for climate impact. #survivalrevolution

THURSDAY, FEB 11

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Useful coping mechanisms to help your child/niece/cousin/younger sibling work through environmental anxiety:

💞 Create safe opportunities to share emotions
🌳 Encourage time outdoors in nature
🏘️ Build community with others who care for nature
🌟 Empower their ideas

Read the article in @wildfoundation’s bio or go to the link

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf 🙈🙊🙉🌎

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Understanding that children feel environmental anxiety and knowing useful coping mechanisms can quell your child’s frustration and help empower positive action. Read this article from an environmental psychologist for more. #survivalrevolution

FRIDAY, FEB 12

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Our leaders have the ability to empower and inspire the masses. With this ability, comes great responsibility.  Leaders who understand the environment is the basis of well-being for all life on Earth, can create a revolution towards change.

Check out these 3 leaders from around the world that hold their ground on environmental concerns regardless of political affiliation.

Link in @wildfoundation bio.

#survivalrevolution #globaldealfornature #naturepositivecarbonneutral #natureneedshalf 🙈🙊🙉🌎

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Leaders who understand the environment is the basis of well-being for all life on Earth, can create a revolution towards change. Check out these leaders from around the world holding their ground on environmental concerns. #survivalrevolution

VIEW 2020 CONTENT

WHY PROTECT HALF?

Because you believe people have a right to a future, you believe in wild nature. Setting aside 50% of the planet for nature is the fastest, most efficient action we can take toward solving the twin climate and extinction emergencies, reducing the likelihood of new pandemics, and protecting the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people.

FAQs

HOW MUCH WILD NATURE DO PEOPLE NEED?

Good question! Since the 1970s, contemporary scientists have observed that natural landscapes begin to lose critically needed life-support functions after more than approximately 50% of the landscape is destroyed. For fragile ecosystems, like rainforests, that number can be a lot higher – in the range of 75-80%.

Without the life-support functions of these landscapes, local human populations suffer. And as more of the Earth is overdeveloped, the consequences for humans are no longer limited to the local, and are now beginning to be felt on a planetary scale.

WHAT DOES WILD NATURE DO FOR CLIMATE?

It’s simple! Without sufficient amounts of wild nature, we cannot keep temperature rise below 2°C. Why? Because Earth’s primary forests, grasslands, and peat bogs store more than 100 parts per million (ppm) carbon in plants and soils, carbon that must remain in the ground if it is to not contribute to climate change.

In order to avoid the catastrophic effects from climate change Earth must remain well under 450 ppm in the atmosphere. At the end of 2019, the world has just over 408 ppm. Destroying even a quarter of our remaining wild areas would remove a critically necessary carbon sink that is – without any cost to society – helping us avert the worst effects of runaway climate change.

WHAT DOES WILD NATURE DO FOR EXTINCTION?

The data is clear. The single greatest cause of extinction is habitat loss, making the destruction of Earth’s wild places the most severe threat to life. Wildlife serves vitally important functions for all of life. Whales and sharks feed the phytoplankton that emit half of Earth’s oxygen. Rhinos and bats plant the trees and shrubs that stabilize regional climates and produce healthy air. To protect life’s allies we must set aside enough space for them to live. Wild nature is their home.

Over one million species are projected to go extinct in the next fifty years if we do not set aside enough habitat to protect them. Protected areas and sustainably managed and restored lands (areas where human communities dwell in harmony with nature) are the cornerstones of biodiversity and wildlife. They give nature the space it needs to function for the benefit of all life.

WHAT DOES WILD NATURE DO FOR PEOPLE?

Besides producing the air we breathe, the water we drink, the soils that grow our food, and the stability we count on, wild nature also provides the livelihoods for over 1.6 billion people! Local communities living in or near wild places count on forests for food and forage, oceans for enough fish to feed their families, and grasslands for places to graze their livestock. Without healthy wild places, hundreds of millions of human livelihoods would be directly impacted, causing global social upheaval and instability on an unprecedented scale.

WHY IS HALF NEEDED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?

When is it more effective and efficient to protect something: Before or after it has been destroyed? In the next 20-30 years, we are on track to build 25 million km of roads (enough to encircle the Earth 600x), double the amount of building square footage across the planet, and fill the ocean with more plastic than there are fish. Recovering these important land and seascapes will be much more expensive after they have already been destroyed. We also jeopardize life on Earth by removing essential parts in Earth’s wild, green engine.

The single most efficient and effective step we can take to address climate change, end extinction, and defend human livelihoods, is to protect half the planet by 2030 while it is still functioning for the benefit of all life.

HOW WILL WE PROTECT ENOUGH NATURE IN TIME?

Indigenous and local peoples have sustained wild nature before there was ever even a “wilderness” or “nature needs half” concept. Nature Needs Half fully supports and empowers local people to continue to manage their lands sustainably, as they do throughout the world. (More than 1/3 of all remaining intact wild areas are stewarded by Indigenous and local people.)

Nature Needs Half envisions a world where nature is protected through a combination of strategies that include: official protected area categories, sustainably managed and restored lands, and sustainable and efficient cities. The good news is that even though only 17% of Earth’s land and 10% of Earth’s seas are protected in 2020, we still have a little over half of Earth’s natural landscapes that are intact. By leaving these undisturbed, we can easily achieve half in the next decade.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

Your help is needed in 2020 more than ever before! Many people around the world remain unaware of the critical role nature plays in the well-being of all mankind. Without their support, it is unlikely our leaders will act swiftly.

We need your help. Be a Survival Revolution ambassador! Share monthly updates and important calls to action with your networks on social media and beyond! To discover more about how to be an ambassador, click here.