India, Nov. 30 -- Conservation measures governed by local communities can help the world meet targets on protected areas, according to a new research

Asia is not likely to meet the ambitious 30X30 goal proposed under the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), according to a new research released November 29, 2022. Countries have to commit to protect 30 per cent of the land and sea by 2030 under this goal.

The research, published in Communications Biology , evaluated data from the World Database on Protected Areas. It found that most Asian countries have failed to achieve even the global minimum target of protecting at least 17 per cent of land by 2020.

Only 40 per cent of Asian countrie...