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Red knots stop to feed along the Delaware shore as they migrate from the high Arctic to South America. Gregory Breese, USFWS/Flickr

Protecting 30% of Earth’s surface for nature means thinking about connections near and far

Governments, scientists and conservation groups are working to protect 30% of Earth’s land and water for nature by 2030. Two scientists explain why scale matters for reaching that goal.
Four Père David’s deer (Elaphurus davidianus), also known as milu deer, on a wetland near the Dafeng Milu National Nature Reserve in Jiangsu Province, China. He Jinghua/VCG via Getty Images

Is China ready to lead on protecting nature? At the upcoming UN biodiversity conference, it will preside and set the tone

China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.
Kevin Shaw

You don’t have to be a cute koala to be an Instagram influencer. Give lizards and bugs a chance and we’ll like them too

Cute and fluffy species get most of the attention that attracts resources to conserve them. But a new study finds people respond well to creepy crawlies if they’re given time in the media limelight.
Gilbert’s potoroo, a marsupial that may be extinct in 20 years. Dick Walker/Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group

We identified the 63 animals most likely to go extinct by 2041. We can’t give up on them yet

The hardest to save will be five reptiles, four birds, four frogs, two mammals and one fish, for which there are no recent confirmed records of their continued existence.

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