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The costs, benefits & economic implications of protecting 30% of the planet for nature

July 10, 2020
News item image 6.3% of the ocean is currently designated as protected, but only 5.7% of this is implemented (Marine Protection Atlas).

Protecting 30% of the world’s land and oceans is proposed as a target for the draft post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This report finds that the benefits of such protection would outweigh the costs at least 5-to-1, providing new evidence that wildlife conservation drives economic growth in addition to non-financial benefits, and is critical for creating a resilient global economy.

Read the full report here, Campaign for Nature’s commentary here, and the Guardian coverage here.