A global conservation agenda is emerging to conserve 30 percent of land and waters by the year 2030 and halt the horrific loss of natural areas and millions of species. Geospatial infrastructure is essential to supporting organizations and indigenous communities working to achieve 30 by 30. This integrating technology provides spatial reference to holistic conservation planning, incorporating community feedback and evaluating scenarios for sustained landscape conservation.

30 by 30 geospatial infrastructure


ArcGIS supports the integration of diverse spatial reference data into advanced analytics, shared via lightweight engagement apps for stakeholder outreach.

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Landscape conservation solutions

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Geospatial reference

Professionals from leading institutions around the globe publish their spatial data with ArcGIS and in doing so contribute to the largest and most comprehensive spatial data reference system ever assembled. This vast catalog of best available and authoritative maps, apps, and data layers provides a global canvas for modeling landscape conservation scenarios.

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Open science

Leverage powerful analysis and landscape conservation modeling tools native to ArcGIS including on-the-fly image processing and raster analytics. Augment your spatial analysis seamlessly with leading open science frameworks such as Python, R, and Jupyter Notebook.

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Conservation planning

ArcGIS provides a comprehensive framework for geodesign, the discipline of advising conservation actions through iterative design informed by suitability modeling and endorsed through stakeholder engagement. Quickly visualize and quantitatively compare alternative design scenarios to support optimal outcomes.

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Outreach and communications

ArcGIS provides a collaborative framework for exploring conservation scenarios across key stakeholders. Powerful visualizations and ArcGIS StoryMaps stories inform without overwhelming, while simple survey tools streamline the collection of stakeholder feedback.

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ArcGIS StoryMaps

The road to 30


The Center for Western Priorities presents the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of achieving 30 by 30 in the American West.

Esri Conservation Program


For more than three decades, the Esri Conservation Program has provided technology and training assistance to conservation professionals around the globe.

Connect with the Esri conservation team