The Globe and Mail and National Post: Nature’s assets and conserving 30% of Earth

The Globe and Mail and National Post:

Nature’s assets and conserving 30% of Earth by 2030

Matthew Mitchell

“The challenge is not simply to measure the contents of the country’s vast natural landscapes, but to know what to measure.”

The Globe and Mail highlighted a study by Dr. Matthew Mitchell, CSFS Associate and research associate at UBC’s Faculty of Land and Food Systems. He is also the co-lead of the Biodiversity Monitoring Project.

Dr. Mitchell’s research provides a new perspective on where Canada’s natural assets are currently most productive, and where they may become more important in the future as climate change shifts land use patterns.

He also discussed that traditional conservation approaches won’t likely be enough to meet Canada’s 30 by 30 goal, and that new and innovative conservation approaches will be required.

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