Protected Planet Report 2020

Recently, the Protected Planet Report 2020 has been released by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This report makes assessment of world’s progress towards the Aichi Target 11 set under the UN Convention of Biological Diversity in 2010 to conserve 17% of land and inland water ecosystems and 10% of coastal waters and oceans by 2020.

Q1: Who is responsible to publish the Protected Planet Report 2020?

United Nations Environment

Q2: What is the purpose of Protected Planet Report 2020?

The report emphasis on the measures which have been taken to fulfil the aim of Aichi Target 11. The report also lays directives to be Programme (UNEP) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).followed to protect the nature and will be decided at the UN Biodiversity conference, 2021.

Q3: What is Aichi Target 11?

The Aichi Target 11 is a programme which aims at protecting nature. It calls of protecting 17% of the earth’s land and 10% of its marine environment.

Q4: When is the UN Biodiversity conference is scheduled and who will be conducting it?

The UN Biodiversity conference is scheduled for October 2021.  It will be conducted at Kunming, China.

Q5: According to the Protected Planet Report,2020 how many countries have registered an increase in the protected area networks?

The Protected Planet Report 2020, shows that 82% countries have registered an increase in the Protected area and other areas based on conservation measures (OECM) since 2010.

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