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How Can We Protect Enough Biodiversity to Sustain Life on Earth?


To sustain life on Earth, countries around the world have committed to protecting 17% of the planet’s land area. This means we need more than one million square miles of new protected areas, a total area larger than India. Scientists and policymakers are asking: How do we achieve this ambitious goal? And how do we do it in a way that respects the way people in these places live?


The Field Museum’s Keller Science Action Center has been searching for answers to these questions on rapid inventories in the Amazon rainforest for the last 25 years. READ MORE

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