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A global plan for nature conservation

An international movement is calling for at least half of the Earth to be allocated for conservation. A global study now reveals that, in many ecoregions, enough habitat exists to reach this goal, and ideas are proposed for the next steps needed.

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Figure 1: Lowland forest ecosystems of the Congo.

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Watson, J., Venter, O. A global plan for nature conservation. Nature 550, 48–49 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature24144

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