We believe the 20 species extinction metric is a retrograde proposal, which does not adequately consider the lessons learnt from the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. Whilst having a single simple overarching target is appealing, we believe a positively-framed target will garner support, rather than one that aims to, at best, limit negative impacts. The Convention on Biological Diversity’s zero draft states that future targets should be clear, consistent and SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely).
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- species extinction
O'Brien, D., Hunter, M., Breed, M., Bertola, L., Ogden, R., Palma-Silva, C., Paz-Vinas, I., Segelbacher, G., Hoban, S., & Jaffe , R. (2020). Proposed species extinction target fails to capture the diversity in biodiversity. Science. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6496/1193/tab-e-letters