Today, just under half of the planet is in a natural state. We need bold new ideas and leaders from around the world to step up and protect what is left so that life on Earth can continue to thrive.

That’s why we are encouraging leaders to commit to protect at least 30 percent of the land and sea by 2030.

 
 
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WHY 30%

Experts agree that to prevent a global extinction crisis, support a growing global population, and address climate change, we must conserve at least half of our planet in its natural state by 2050. Protecting 30 percent by 2030 is a critical milestone to that goal.

 
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What is Needed?

World leaders must work collaboratively with other governments, indigenous communities, and other partners to ensure effective management of new and existing protected areas.

 
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How do we get there?

In October 2020, world leaders have the opportunity to increase the global ambition to protect our land and water by setting a target that will help pave the way to a sustainable planet.

 
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“This is the level of ambition we need because this is the last chance to secure a functional living planet for people and other forms of life.”

– TOM LOVEJOY, CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST KNOWN AS THE “GODFATHER OF BIODIVERSITY”

 

What’s Happening

Explore the latest news about the global efforts to protect nature.