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President Biden signing exective orders. Source - www.rnz.co.nz
February 26, 2021

The order is to conserve 30 percent of the country’s land and 30 percent of its coastal waters by 2030. Right now, the USGS estimates about 12 percent of the country’s land is permanently conserved and 23 percent of its coastal waters are “strongly protected.” The goal is to conserve more wild land to reduce the effects of climate change...and slow species loss. It coincides with a similar global effort put forth by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

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