Advancing 30x30 and Protecting Biodiversity


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Public participation is key to the topical workshops, and participants will have an opportunity to share their perspectives and insights on the topic. The public is also being asked to consider how they would address the questions posed to the panelists and provide input by August 3rd. All meetings are open to the public and will be accessible by Zoom, a phone dial-in option, and YouTube livestream. Advance registration is required and participants who wish to make a 90-second public comment will need to register to provide verbal input during the public comment session.
  1. Which criteria or metrics help to prioritize lands and coastal waters for protecting biodiversity now and in the future (e.g. in light of climate change)? What factors are most critical to build into this identification process ensuring climate resilience of conserved land or waters? 
  2. What data or information is needed to improve our ability to identify lands and coastal waters for conservation now and into the future?
  3. The International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines "other effective area-based conservation measure" as "a geographically defined area other than a Protected Area, which is governed and managed in ways that achieve positive and sustained long-term outcomes for the in situ conservation of biodiversity, with associated ecosystem functions and services and, where applicable, cultural, spiritual, socioeconomic, and other locally relevant values." What kinds of other effective area conservation measures in secondary protected areas (urban greenspaces and urban-wildland interface, recreational areas, working lands) help protect biodiversity in California and how?
  4. In your experience, what long-term stewardship practices or strategies are necessary to protect conserved lands and coastal waters for biodiversity? What has worked and what hasn't? How can we learn from tribal knowledge in managing these lands and waters and effectively apply indigenous experience and best practices?

For a list of the panelists visit California Nature.