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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.

The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.

In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.

It’s hard to believe that another month has come and gone. As we enter October and inch closer to the holiday season, year-end giving and volunteering also ramps up.

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.

International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.

Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle. 

It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is approaching so quickly. Wasn’t it just 2020, after all? Time flies faster than you think, which is why it’s important to think about your end-of-year giving plan now. 

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

Although there are a ton of heavy issues going on in the world today, nonprofit organizations are a bright spot in the world, helping to provide relief and aid to a variety of important causes.

When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!

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