The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People, consisting of more than 50 countries, has committed to protecting 30% of the planet’s land and oceans by 2030 to halt the destruction of the natural world and slow extinctions of wildlife. 

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Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, cautioned, “It is one thing to commit, but quite different to deliver. But when we have committed, we must deliver. And with concerted efforts, we can collectively deliver.”

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “We are destroying species and habitat at an absolutely unconscionable rate. Of all the mammals in the world, I think I am right in saying that 96 percent of mammals are now human beings or livestock that human beings rely upon.”

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