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Environews: 30 x 30 Campaign

By Amy Brunvand

Hansjorg Wyss, a Wyoming resident and long-time supporter of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, has contributed $1 billion to help start a new campaign to protect 30% of land and water in the U.S. by 2030. At present, only 15% of land and 7% of oceans are protected from human development.

Noted ecologist E.O. Wilson says human uses should occupy no more than half of Earth’s surface.

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This is an excerpt from our June EnviroNews column. View the full article here.  

This article was originally published on June 18, 2020.