In July of 2021, the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity met in Montreal to release a new global framework for biodiversity through the year 2030.
The ambitious framework calls for 30% of the earth’s land and sea area to be conserved for wildlife, a 50% reduction in invasions of exotic species, a 50% cut in nutrient loading, reducing pesticide runoff by two thirds, and nature-based carbon reductions of 10 gigatons per year.
Ambitious, certainly. Possible – well, it remains to be seen.
One promising spot is Argentina, where since 1998, Fundación Rewilding Argentina has been working to restore over a million acres of land to fully functioning ecosystems. Their experience may prove illustrative for conservation around the globe.
Emiliano Donadío, the science director at Fundación Rewilding Argentina, joins to discuss his organization’s work.
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