The New ‘Con’ in Conservation: Why the Proposed Voluntary, Paris Agreement-Style, ‘30×30’ Target for Protected Areas Won’t Save the World’s Biodiversity

The idea of increasing to 30% the portion of Earth’s lands and seas designated as protected areas by 2030 (‘30×30’) has become a rallying cry for conservationists. It is one of the proposed targets in a new global agreement on biodiversity. Questions a…

The idea of increasing to 30% the portion of Earth’s lands and seas designated as protected areas by 2030 (‘30x30’) has become a rallying cry for conservationists. It is one of the proposed targets in a new global agreement on biodiversity. Questions about exactly how such a target could be implemented - and indeed whether it would even help save the planet’s biodiversity – have remained largely unanswered.  Until now, that is, and the recent responses are not at all reassuring. More

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