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Protecting wildlife

By protecting land and water.

30×30 is a new national goal, supported by zoos and aquariums around the U.S., to protect at least 30% of U.S. land and water for wildlife by 2030. It’s part of a bigger global initiative to protect the same amount of our planet, by the same year.

Together we can reach this goal. Join us.

Why 30x30?

Save endangered species.
For the future.

Many animal and plant species on our Earth are endangered because they are losing their homes. Habitat protection is key to saving wildlife for the future. Protecting at least 30% of that habitat is the first step.

Slow climate change.
And build resilience.

Our ocean absorbs more heat than land, and stores much of our carbon. Creating marine-protected areas will help mitigate the catastrophic potential of climate change for all of us on this planet.

Ensure access to nature.
For all Americans.

We need to ensure that all Americans — no matter their economic status, race or ethnicity — have access to the natural world. Collaboration and a willingness to listen and understand different perspectives will be essential to success.

Protect outdoor spaces.
An American value.

We love our wild outdoor spaces. But today, only about 12% of U.S. lands and 23% of oceans are protected. If we step this up to 30% by 2030, we’ll be combatting the global nature crisis AND saving public lands for all to enjoy.

Learn more

Download these fact sheets on land conservation and ocean conservation.