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‘Kunming Declaration’ on more biodiversity

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) has issued a preliminary document on the protection of global biodiversity. The “Kunming Declaration”, which has so far been rather vague, contains above all the goal of placing 30 percent of land and marine areas under protection by 2030. “Many states” had called for this. A “combination of measures” is needed to halt and reverse the threatening extinction of species, it said. The statement lists the following measure: change of land and sea use, enhancing the
conservation and restoration of ecosystems, mitigation of climate change, pollution reduction,
control over invasive alien species and prevention of overexploitation.

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