In the lead up to the 2020 UN Convention on Biological Diversity, a consortium of conservation groups has also called for 30% both of oceans and 30% of land surface to be conservation protected. Specifically, The United Nations Foundation, Birdlife International, National Geographic and 10 other organizations call for a New Deal for Nature and People to prevent extinctions, reverse the decline of species populations, stabilize natural ecosystems and their services, and restore degraded lands. The call acknowledges the leadership of Indigenous Peoples, who should play a key role in the management of protected areas.
This 2-page vision statement opens with the following:
The Convention on Biological Diversity aims to ensure the conservation, sustainable use and equitable sharing of the benefits of biological diversity. Securing Earth’s biological diversity is a moral obligation. It is also critical in averting catastrophic climate change and ecosystem collapse. Achieving the aims of the Convention on Biological Diversity is integrally linked with tackling climate change and is critical for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, as a diverse and healthy planet and is the foundation of human health, security, well-being and development.
Birdlife International (and other conservation group signatories), Joint statement on post-2020 global biodiversity framework 2050 Convention on Biological Diversity vision: “Living in Harmony with Nature,” retrieved July 1, 2019: https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1763/jointstatement-905923.pdf?10000
Joint statement on post-2020 global biodiversity framework, 2050 Convention on Biological Diversity vision: “Living in Harmony with Nature,” https://presspage-production-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1763/jointstatement-905923.pdf?10000