What is 30x30? 

30x30 is a new global goal, supported by zoos and aquariums around the U.S., to protect at least 30% of our planet land and water for wildlife by 2030. 

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Why do we care?

Conserving nature is essential for wildlife conservation

Protecting wild places will directly impact the protection of wildlife. Many animal and plant species are endangered due to habitat loss. As a leader in animal care and conservation, the Akron Zoo knows that conserving 30% of our nation's lands, waters and oceans by 2030 is the minimum needed to protect our wildlife and cope with climate change. 

We all depend on nature, and nature is needed

Nature is a source of joy and wonder, with countless benefits for our communities, from providing us with food and recreation to supporting our economy and stabilizing our climate. The World Economic Forum's annual risk report has found that the top five risks facing the world are all linked to the environment. These include biodiversity loss, climate change and extreme weather events. 

It's up to us to conserve nature, together

Scientists say that conserving at least 30% of our lands, waters and ocean by 2030 (30x30) is necessary to prevent the extinction of wildlife, stabilize our climate and safeguard our future, and our children's future. Advancing 30x30 is an opportunity to work towards a more inclusive and equitable vision for nature conservation - one that better reflects our local and national values. 

This goal may be ambitious, but with the help of zoos and aquariums across the country, and more than 190 other countries, we can achieve anything. 

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