18 Apr '17, 7pm

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To see how the planet’s faring in respect to that 50 percent conservation goal, the researchers assessed the protection statuses and health of its major ecoregions and assigned them to four categories: “Half Protected” if they had more than 50 percent protection; “Nature Could Reach Half” if they didn’t have 50 percent protection but could achieve that mark through additional conservation efforts. Ecoregions that had between 20 and 50 percent protection and would need restoration to reach 50 percent were assigned “Nature Could Recover.” The group for the poorest-scoring ecoregions was “Nature Imperiled” – these areas had protected areas and natural habitat that together covered less than 20 percent of their land areas.

Full article: https://news.mongabay.com/2017/04/we-can-save-life-on-ear...

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