Protect At Least 30 Percent of the Ocean by 2030


(i) establish a global network of effective and representative marine protected and Indigenous Peoples and Local Community (IPLC) conserved areas that are fully or highly protected to provide climate, food security, livelihood and biodiversity benefits; and (ii) ensure these areas are sufficiently funded and that agreed protection plans are fully implemented.

Priority actions

Adopt the 30 percent protection by 2030 (30×30) target into the new 2030 Global Deal for Nature by the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020.

Accelerate progress to ensure that this network of fully or highly protected and conserved areas cover at least 30 per cent of the global ocean by 2030.

Immediately protect or conserve pristine marine areas.

Develop ambitious global financial instruments to implement and enforce existing and new MPAs, particularly for small island and developing states; and promote capacity-strengthening for MPA managers, Indigenous peoples and local communities.

Recognize the biodiversity contributions of protected and conserved areas of all governance types, including marine areas conserved by IPLCs as traditional owners of their territories of life.