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
This content originally appeared on CounterPunch.org and was authored by Simon Counsell.