Protecting 30% of the planet by 2030
The Wyss Campaign for Nature is encouraging nations to increase the global targets for marine and terrestrial protection to 30% by 2030. The international community will have the opportunity to establish these new targets when parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity meet in China in 2020.
These targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity establish a minimum percentage of land and water that nations across the globe agree to place into conservation status in order to protect critical ecosystems. Scientists report that the current goals of 17% of each country’s terrestrial area and 10% of each country’s ocean waters are inadequate to ensure the survival and health of most major ecosystems.
This effort to increase international conservation ambition includes a partnership with The National Geographic Society to raise public awareness about the global conservation crisis and to inspire citizens, policy-makers, and other philanthropic organizations to help accelerate the protection of Earth’s lands, waters, and wildlife.
Banner photo credit: David Garcia
“Earth’s wild places cannot be saved by the hands of a few. The fate of our natural world depends on our collective ability to conserve our planet and share its bounties with one another.”
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