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Global Goals

Goal 15 - Life On Land

Maine has many terrestrial ecosystems: 

  • Maine's North Woods is home to various ecosystems, including alpine, boreal, and deciduous forests. The North Woods is part of the Northern Appalachian/Acadian Forest, which is the largest temperate forest in North America.

  • Maine's forests cover almost 85% of the state's land. 

  • Maine Endangered or Threatened species list includes; New England Cottontail; Peregrine Falcon; Golden Eagle; Harlequin Duck and more

Aroostook County Maine Owl in tree
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Goal 15

A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and need to combat deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems is the key to our own survival.

 

Join the Effort

The future of Maine’s wildlife lies in the hands of those who value it. If you’ve read this far, that’s probably you. A contribution of any amount makes a statement and a difference. Check out our ----- page for different ways to support our efforts.

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Target 15

LIFE ON LAND

Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss. 

Target 15-5

PROTECT BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL HABITATS

Take action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

Target 15-7

ELIMINATE POACHING AND TRAFFICKING OF PROTECTED SPECIES

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products. This includes protecting threatened species like

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INCREASE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO CONSERVE AND SUSTAINABLY USE ECOSYSTEM AND BIODIVERSITY

Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems. 

Target 15-7

ELIMINATE POACHING AND TRAFFICKING OF PROTECTED SPECIES

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.

Target 15-7

ELIMINATE POACHING AND TRAFFICKING OF PROTECTED SPECIES

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.

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