We’re facing two existential crises: climate change and rapid biodiversity loss. Reversing these crises requires protecting and sustainably managing our ocean, land and fresh water.
COP15: Your Guide to the 2022 UN Biodiversity Conference
This December, the race to protect Earth's biodiversity is front and center as representatives from countries around the world gather in Montreal for the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15.
The science is clear. We must radically scale up our protection efforts around the world. It’s now or never. Our best hope for a healthy and resilient planet is to protect at least 30% of lands, fresh water and ocean by 2030.
Protecting 30% by 2030
More than 100 nations support this goal. For greatest success, we must protect places that are:
By 2030, TNC aims to conserve:
650 million hectares (1.6 billion acres) of healthy land
1 million kilometers (621,000 miles) of river
30 million hectares (74 million acres) of lakes and wetlands
4 billion hectares (9.9 billion acres) of ocean
Enduring Earth: Protecting 30% of the Earth’s land and water by 2030 is an ambitious goal, and it’s going to take teamwork to get there
The Nature Conservancy and three major international organizations are teaming up to meet global conservation goals by 2030.
Inspiring the World Through Action in Gabon
Determined to protect 30 percent of its terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats, Gabon is emerging as a conservation leader.
How we take action on ocean, land and freshwater conservation
TNC is catalyzing a full range of ocean, land and freshwater protection efforts with conservation finance, science and policy work. We are at the forefront with our partners in delivering at-scale protections and the necessary financing. We are deeply committed to supporting the ambitions and rights of communities and Indigenous Peoples and the contributions their voices, choices and actions make to conserving the diversity of life on Earth.
Some of our most innovative strategies include debt conversion, including Blue Bonds, and collaborating with other non-profits to accelerate Project Finance for Permanence (PFP) mechanisms through Enduring Earth. This work strengthens nature’s ability to save biodiversity and ourselves.