Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion dollars fund to improve conservation efforts

The Amazon chief specifically targeted conserving around 30 per cent of land and sea

 

Jeff Bezos has pledged $1 billion in order to improve conservation efforts. The fund will target to protect 30 percent of the Earth's land and sea by the year 2030.

 

It is a part of the Bezos Earth Fund, which he launched in 2020 to execute his previous $10 billion commitment to fight climate change.

 

The Amazon chief specifically targeted conserving around 30 per cent of land and sea. The grants will be used to expand, manage conserved areas. It is known that they will focus on the tropical Andes, the Congo Basin, and the tropical Pacific Ocean.

 

Bezos said, "The natural world is not better today than it was 500 years ago, when we enjoyed unspoiled forests, clean rivers and the pristine air of the pre-industrial age."

 

According to reports, organisations which will receive the grants is not known but it will be prioritised in areas where local communities and peoples are a main focus of conservation programs.

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