For Immediate Release
Contact: Jon Conradi
Washington, D.C. – Partnership for Conservation (P4C) President Robert Ramsay said in a statement Tuesday that market-based conservation solutions will be critical for the Biden Administration to meet a recently announced objective of bringing 30 percent of all U.S. land and coastal sea area under conservation protection by 2030.
“Partnership for Conservation commends the Biden Administration’s ambitious commitment to tackling climate change and conserving critical habitats,” Ramsay said. “Market-based conservation solutions, including access to conservation incentives for all Americans, will be critical to achieving the goal of protecting nearly one-third of all U.S. lands and coastal areas by 2030.”
“This welcome and important objective can be met, but it will require leveraging every tool at the nation’s disposal to encourage the conservation of critical habitats on private lands alongside public efforts,” Ramsay added. “P4C and our members look forward to doing our part to support this national mission and working with policymakers to remove regulatory and legislative obstacles which threaten to chill private conservation when it is needed most.”
According to National Geographic, “To reach the 30 by 30 target will require conserving an additional area twice the size of Texas, more than 440 million acres, within the next 10 years.”
Read more on the important role partnership conservation plays in the protection of critical habitats HERE.
P4C is a diverse, national coalition of stakeholders working to ensure the long-term availability and integrity of conservation easement donations. Our members include individuals, private companies, land trusts, sportsmen’s organizations, and conservation groups with the shared mission of expanding conservation support for a cleaner, healthier environment.
Read more on P4C’s legislative solutions to strengthen the integrity of conservation easements, while maintaining all Americans’ access to participate, HERE.