‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation

‘Earth looks fragile from space’: Jeff Bezos pledges $1bn to conservation

Donation from $10bn Bezos Earth Fund will go towards biodiversity hotspots in Congo Basin and Andes

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, has said he realised just how fragile the Earth was when he looked back down at it from space, while committing $1bn to conservation projects around the world.

The money , made through the $10bn Bezos Earth Fund that he formed last year, will go towards the conservation of nature in biodiversity hotspots such as the Congo Basin, the tropical Andes and the Pacific Ocean. It will help finance a goal to protect 30% of the world’s oceans and land by the end of the decade, a draft target in Paris-style UN agreement on nature being negotiated.

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