How to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030

  • Canada is one of 55 countries planning to conserve 30% of its land and water by 2030, to stem the negative effects of climate change.
  • The goal comes from the High Ambition Coalition for People and Nature, a United Nations initiative.
  • Despite challenges, new conservation approaches have potential to conserve threatened species and ecosystem services, writes an expert.

Canada has an extensive system of protected areas that, when added together, would cover an area slightly larger than Ontario. That’s larger than France and Spain combined, and more than three times the size of Germany.

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