Yesterday, Julie James the Minister for Climate Change announced that the Welsh Government is committing to supporting the 30 by 30 target. That means that 30% of land and sea protected by 2030.
With phase one of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) underway and the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) just weeks away, we welcome this news. However, this comes short of the call to restore all nature by 2030. Protecting nature must not be interpreted as designating sites such as National Parks, as sadly most are not actively managed for nature.
Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate - some are calling it the next mass extinction. We have lost over 60% of all biodiversity on the planet since 1970, that’s within one generation. Today 1 in 7 species in the UK are at threat of extinction and once common wildlife is now becoming rare.