WWF: Provide Adequate Funds for Global Environmental Protection

November 17th, 2006 4:39 pm by mad mags

Via World Wildlife Fund:

Provide Adequate Funds for Global Environmental Protection

Although the federal fiscal year for 2007 began last September, Congress has yet to finalize some aspects of the 2007 budget, including the U.S. contribution for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a little known but extremely important international institution that supports conservation projects around the world. Businesses, universities, governments, and nonprofits partner with the GEF and provide significant additional funds. Since 1992, the GEF has allocated $6.1 billion in grants, leveraging more than $20 billion in additional financing, to more than 1,750 projects. Unfortunately, the United States has repeatedly underpaid what it has pledged to the GEF.

Also still pending is the level of funding for implementation of the Tropical Forest Conservation Act and for the international biodiversity conservation programs of the U.S. Agency for International Development. […]

U.S. activists: Urge your senators to provide sufficient funding for programs that protect wildlife and habitats across the globe.

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