Protect 30% of the Planet's Land and Water by 2030

Welcome to 30X30 Solutions, a multilingual practitioners’ guide to Target 3, meeting the needs of those implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework. 30X30 is about more than the numbers. It is about outcomes that will reverse the rate of decline of biodiversity worldwide.

“I feel confident we will, collectively, rise to the occasion and protect far more of the planet. I think my grandchildren and their grandchildren will live in a world where half the planet is conserved for nature.”
-Hansjörg Wyss

Objective

Develop a website to serve as a clearing house of resources for countries to achieve 30% protection and conservation and to help countries design, implement and report on 30x30 strategies and action plans.

Background

There is consensus amongst experts that enough natural or near-natural habitat remains to make 30x30 (Target 3 of the Global Biodiversity Framework) achievable on both land, including inland waters, and in the ocean.

Action

Making this target a reality is going to require increased capacity and knowledge building. 30x30.solutions will provide advice and tools to ensure the integrity of implementation of the target.

Through protecting habitat, we can help the world’s species be more resilient to climate change and other human disturbances.

Areas of Unprotected Biodiversity Importance (AUBIs) for species in the lower 48 United States that are protected by the Endangered Species Act and/or considered to be in danger of extinction.

Places We Protect

Lake Ramsay Preserve – Louisiana

Lake Ramsay Preserve supports a significant tract of intact pine flatwood wetlands in southeast Louisiana. It supports high quality examples of longleaf pine flatwood savanna, longleaf pine flatwoods and small stream forest.

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The Bear River – Utah

The 500-mile Bear River—the longest river in the U.S. that does not empty into an ocean—is a priority for The Nature Conservancy and its partners. The river’s terminus is the Great Salt Lake, a globally significant migratory stopover for millions of shorebirds and waterfowl.

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