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Aiming higher to bend the curve of biodiversity loss

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The development of the post-2020 strategic plan for the Convention on Biological Diversity provides a vital window of opportunity to set out an ambitious plan of action to restore global biodiversity. The components of such a plan, including its goal, targets and some metrics, already exist and provide a roadmap to 2050.

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We acknowledge advice and input from L. McRae, M. Obersteiner, D. van Vuuren, D. Nel, R. Shaw, N. Sticzy, M. Wright and L. Young. We also received helpful comments from H. Pereira.

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  1. Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, UK

    • Georgina M. Mace
  2. WWF UK, Woking, UK

    • Mike Barrett
  3. UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK

    • Neil D. Burgess
  4. Centre for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, The Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Neil D. Burgess
  5. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

    • Sarah E. Cornell
  6. Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, UK

    • Robin Freeman
  7. WWF Netherlands, Zeist, Netherlands

    • Monique Grooten
  8. Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, London, UK

    • Andy Purvis


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