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The Amphibian and Reptile Trust International is pleased to support The High Ambition Coalition (HAC) for Nature and People. HAC is an intergovernmental group of more than 50 countries co-chaired by Costa Rica, France and the United Kingdom. Their purpose is to develop an ambitious, science-driven global deal to safeguard nature and humanity’s future. The key elements of the plan are:

  • Sustainable management 
  • New spatial targets to protect biodiversity (30x30) 
  • Improved management of existing protected areas 
  • Increased funding 
  • Implementation 

This initiative will be on center stage at the 15th meeting of the Conference on Biological Diversity. 

ARTI’s mission aligns specifically with the new targets to protect biodiversity or what is often being referred as the 30x30. This is a science-based plan is to protect 30% of the world’s lands and oceans by 2030. This is a requirement if we are going to stem the tide of mass extinctions around the globe and ensure the natural production of clean air and water. Currently, an estimated 15% of the world’s land and 7% of the oceans are protected. We have a lot more work that needs to be done. 

For more information visit The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Recently, the United States Government announced an effort to save 30% of the country’s land area by 2030. Currently, the United States has an estimated 12% of lands as permanently protected. 


The Amphibian and Reptile Trust International supports the efforts of Northeast states protecting the Wood Turtle. You can help our efforts to protect habitat for turtles found in the northeast.

Below is the press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announcing $1 million in grant funding to 13 states for Wood Turtle protection. 

Press Release
Northeast states receive federal grant to conserve rare turtle, combat poaching 

Funding from the Competitive State Wildlife Grant Program will support continued scientific collaboration to address range-wide decline of wood turtle.

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.

It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference. 

No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong! 

Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!

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