30 x 30 Fact Sheet


Wyss Campaign for Nature


An abundance of new scientific evidence confirms that the biodiversity crisis is worsening. Scientists have united around two crucial points on a revised global protected area target. First, there is a strong scientific consensus that the 17 percent terrestrial and 10 percent marine coverage outlined in Aichi Target 11 is wholly inadequate if comprehensive biodiversity protection is the goal. Second, though opinions differ regarding the details of implementation, many scientists have united around the call for 30% percent our ocean and land to be protected by 2030—a “30 by 30” target for both land and sea—with the goal of securing 50 percent by 2050.

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