Jeff Bezos has pledged to give $1 billion to conservation projects targeting climate change.

Jeff Bezos is the Amazon founder and the richest man in the world, making him the perfect candidate to fund vital conservation projects. 

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He recently announced that the Bezos Earth Fund pledged $1 billion to conservation projects. His organization has joined the 30×30 initiative to protect and conserve 30% of the land and sea by 2030.

Bezos said, “Nature is our life support system, and it’s fragile. I was reminded of this just this July when I went into space with Blue Origin. I’d heard that seeing the Earth from space changes one’s point of view of the world. But I was not prepared for just how much that would be true. Living down here, the world and the atmosphere seem vast, and they seem stable. But looking back at Earth from there, the atmosphere seems thin and the world finite. Both beautiful, both fragile.”

The funding will mainly go towards work in the Congo Basin, tropical Andes, and the tropical Pacific Ocean. Donations start now through 2030 as a part of a $10 billion plan to combat climate change.

Bezos said, “We can and must reverse this anomaly. By coming together with the right focus and ingenuity, we can have both the benefits of our modern lives and a thriving natural world. I hope this commitment inspires others to make their own pledges to protect and conserve nature and help in the fight against climate change. A job this big needs many allies.”

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