Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Skoll Foundation donates funds to Amazon rainforest initiative

July 19, 2011
Source: Sage Nonprofit Solutions

A new partnership seeks to help protect the Amazon rainforest was recently launched by two foundations.

The Skoll Foundation recently provided a $1.6 million grant to the the Amazon Conservation Team to help preserve the natural beauty of the land by making sure that landholders do their part to make sure that the forest is available for generations to come. ACT Brazil will also partner with local groups - including Conservation Strategy Fund, the Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Amazonas, Metareila and Kanide - to help monitor progress.

"The Amazon Conservation Team, working in partnership with indigenous colleagues and local stakeholders, is implementing inclusive and innovative solutions to better manage and protect Amazon rain forests," said Skoll Foundation president and CEO Sally Osberg. "We believe this local, collaborative approach is critical to demonstrating impact and driving long-term behavior and policy changes."

According to its website, the Skoll Foundation was formed in 1999 by Jeff Skoll in an effort to help solve some of the biggest issues the world faces.
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