How to conserve 30% of the planet by 2030

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55 UN member nations have pledged to meet the 30 by 30 target. Image: Unsplash/John Lee

Matthew Mitchell
Research associate, Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia
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Roughly a quarter of all species are threatened with extinction. Image: Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
A dog walker next to a Grand Fir tree at Francis/King Regional Park in Saanich, B.C., in 2016.
Trees are excellent carbon sinks and preserving these is vital. Image: The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito
Peary caribou on Ellesmere Island in 2015. The subspecies is the smallest of the North American caribou.
Protecting biodiversity is the main goal of the 30 by 30 initiative. Image: Morgan Anderson, Government of Nunavut

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