Canada and the UK sign pledge to protect biodiversity
October 5, 2020
The loss of biodiversity is an issue sufficiently large in scope that it increasingly requires co-operation between nations. Last Monday, Canada and Britain joined the European Union in pledging to protect 30% of their land to curb "catastrophic" biodiversity loss. "We must act now, right now", British prime minister Boris Johnson said.
The pledge requires signatory nations to conserve 30% of their land by the year 2030. While specific plans were not outlined, conservation measures typically include curbing of extraction practices, leaving unspoiled areas unspoiled, and maintaining natural ecosystems like forests and wetlands. The pledge is particularly significant for Canada, which is the second largest country in the world by landmass and thus host to lots of natural resources.
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