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The world’s last male northern white Rhino is one of only five of his species left on Earth.Credit: Nichole Sobecki/The Washington Post/Getty
July 3, 2020

Next year, all eyes will be on Kunming, China, as talks resume on a new set of global goals to protect biodiversity. These are much needed, because most of the existing 20 targets, which were set in 2010 in Aichi, Japan, have failed to make an impact on the rate of biodiversity loss. Last month, a team of researchers proposed creating one headline number, suggesting that countries should aim to keep extinctions to “well below” 20 known species every year worldwide. 

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