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$215 million fund to protect Brazilian Amazon rainforest launched

Courtesy of Zig Koch / WWF-Canon - Blue-and-yellow Macaw (Ara ararauna), Juruena National Park, Brazil
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The Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund, and their partners have announced the launch of a $215 million fund that aims to ensure the long-term protection of a hundred and fifty million acres of the Amazon rainforest.

Designed to provide a "transition fund" for the Brazilian government's Amazon Region Protected Areas program, the public-private "ARPA for Life" partnership is spearheaded by the Brazilian Biodiversity Fund, the Linden Trust for Conservation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Supporters of the fund also include the government of Germany, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Global Environment Facility, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, and Giving Pledgers Vicki and Roger Sant.

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