January 26, 2016 8:11 pm
Updated: January 27, 2016 6:43 am

Quebec lagging in biodiversity targets

WATCH ABOVE: Nature Quebec and CPAWS Quebec unveiled the first assessment of Quebec’s actions to protect biodiversity. As Global's Elysia B ryan-Baynes reports, if the province doesn't change its ways, it won't reach any of the Aichi targets set for 2020.


MONTREAL – Environmentalists want the Quebec government to do better when it comes to protecting the province’s biodiversity.

Nature Quebec and SNAP Quebec insisted Quebec is lagging far behind international targets set for the year 2020.

The province is supposed to protect 17 per cent of land and fresh water areas, but so far, they’ve only managed to protect nine per cent.

The numbers are even worse for coastal and marine lands.

So far, only one of the 10 per cent target has been met.

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