Description: A new call to help address the biodiversity and climate crises by protecting at least 30% of Earth’s terrestrial and marine systems by 2030 ('30 by 30') is gaining momentum in the US. Dr. Lindsay Rosa, Defenders of Wildlife's Senior Conservation Scientist, will discuss the current spatial patterns in species protections and possible pathways forward in operationalizing the 30 by 30 effort. Dr. Rosa will also explore how Maine can help answer the call for greater biodiversity conservation and climate mitigation.