Sunday, 25 May 2014

Huge Swath of Amazon Preserved in Record-Setting Deal (Op-Ed)

Meg Symington, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) | May 23, 2014 03:13pm ET

Meg Symington is managing director for WWF's Amazon program. She contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.

On May 21, the Brazilian government, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and partners announced the creation of a $215 million fund to ensure long-term protection of the world's largest network of protected areas — 150 million acres of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

It's not often as conservationists that we get to celebrate such a big win.

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