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U.S. pledges $275M to rainforest conservation

Date : 20th November 2009, Source : Mongabay

The U.S. pledged $275 million to a efforts to reduce deforestation in developing countries, reports Reuters. The commitment was announced by U.S. Ambassador Louis Susman during an event hosted by Prince Charles. The pledge was made in a letter from Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the US Senate Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, to Prince Charles. The letter stated the funds are "to protect biodiversity and support sustainable landscapes in fiscal year 2010 ... with a focus on protection of tropical forests."

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