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Study: 44% of world's land surface needs more "conservation attention," including PAs

Almost half the planet’s land surface needs extra conservation protection if the biodiversity crisis is to be halted, a major new study has found.


At least 64.7 million sq km (25 million sq miles) needs “conservation attention” but overlaps with areas where 1.8 billion people live – about a quarter of the world’s population – raising critical human rights challenges for conservationists, communities and governments.


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/03/nearly-half-of-planets-land-in-need-of-conservation-attention-to-halt-biodiversity-crisis

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