30×30 Action Hub
save nature. act on climate.
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Protecting nature is a critical piece of the climate solution, but it’s being destroyed in the US at an alarming rate. Between 2001 and 2011, natural areas in the West, including forests, wetlands, deserts, and grasslands, disappeared at the rate of one football field every 2.5 minutes. Loss of nature is a threat to the US and world’s health and prosperity – affecting our clean air and water, and limiting our defenses against severe weather, floods, and wildfires.
Recent science finds that 30% of the planet must be protected by 2030 in order to safeguard biodiversity against the threat of climate change. Initially set forth in an ambitious plan known as the Global Deal for Nature, this science is gaining traction with governments around the world committing to this necessary and inspiring goal – commonly referred to as Thirty by Thirty (30×30).
Here in Western Colorado, we can support 30×30 by pursuing land protections and conservation efforts that are equitable and inclusive. Historically, the conservation community has too often excluded people of color and Indigenous communities from the conversation. The 30×30 effort offers an important opportunity to ensure that moving forward, our work to protect landscapes and preserve nature involves partnerships with diverse communities and tribes.
We’re developing new campaigns to ensure Western Colorado is doing its part to make 30×30 a reality. Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Reach out and let us know!