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Nearly 200 countries reached the nonbinding deal, which targets conserving at least 30% of land and water areas by 2030
Nearly 200 countries agreed to take steps over the next 10 years to protect the world’s diversity of animals and plants.
Under the agreement reached Monday in Montreal, the countries, led by China and Canada but which didn’t include the U.S., agreed to conserve 30% of their land, inland waterways and coastal and ocean areas. They also agreed to limit the risks of pesticides and cut nutrient runoff from farms.