Wetlands International welcomes the 2030 Action Targets and calls for a focus on wetlands
Wetland values, status and trends
Wetlands International welcomes the ambitious yet highly relevant 2030 action targets calling for conservation and effective management of at least 30 percent of global land- and sea areas, especially of particular importance for biodiversity and its contributions to people (target 3); and that at least 20 percent of degraded freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems are under restoration, ensuring connectivity among them and focusing on priority ecosystems (target 2).
We draw attention to the role wetlands conservation and restoration can play in assisting global community to achieve these targets.
Download the statement below which was submitted to the Convention on Biological Diversity, outlining the powerful case for wetland restoration in achieving the ambitions set in the draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.