SOUTH AFRICA MUST ACT NOW
Globally species are becoming extinct at a rate 1000 times above natural levels. Since the 1970s we have lost approximately 60% of the world’s terrestrial wildlife and 90% of the ocean’s big fish.
30×30 is a bold, global plan to protect at least 30% of the world’s land and sea by 2030. This is our planet’s last chance, and it is South Africa’s time to take action.
Science says reaching this minimum goal will help slow down the alarming loss of nature, fight the global climate crisis and ensure a more economically sustainable future for people.
Over 80 countries support this target, more than 20 of them are African nations, but South Africa is yet to commit. There are 30 days to go until the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) negotiations in Geneva where we can change this.
This campaign aims to demonstrate that we are in a strong position to contribute to this global goal. If South Africa speaks up, our country can pave the way for more support across Africa, guarantee the rights and knowledge of our local communities are respected, drive increased funding for the Global South, and ensure the new Global Biodiversity Framework is one that is inclusive and effective.
We appeal to the South African Government to show South Africans that they’re committed to our future.