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Largest Debt-for-Nature Swap Ever Yields $26M for Costa Rica's Forests

Environment  (tags: costa rica, conservation, science, debt-for-nature, debt, government, trade, the nature conservancy, nature conservancy, environment, green, earth, rainforest, rainforests, forest, forests, tropical forest, tropical forests, trees, animals, wildlife )

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The Nature Conservancy has brokered the largest debt-for-nature swap in history -- $12.6 million in debt will be forgiven and $26 million will be provided to finance tropical forest conservation in Costa Rica over the next 16 years.


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Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 16, 2007, 10:42 pm
wow this is great news ty :)

Jonathon C (180)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 1:45 am
Thanks, Roxie! You can also see amazing pictures of tree frogs living in Costa Rica.

Mari 's (1356)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 3:26 am
Thankyou for this Jonathon it's great news to hear!!!!

Jonathon C (180)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 3:31 am
You're welcome, Mari -- this debt-for-nature swap in Costa Rica will help to protect the habitat necessary for jaguars, quetzals, scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, tree frogs and a host of other wildlife to survive and flourish. We're making a real, tangible impact!

Jennifer Kachinski (26)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 5:23 am
I am happy to hear this! :0) Protecting the animal habitat and the plants.

Elena P (549)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 7:58 am
Great news indeed. Thank you!

Jonathon C (180)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 9:18 am
Thanks, Jennifer and Elena -- it's pretty rare that we have such great news to share about the environment, but I think that there's a lot of hope left for people and nature, especially with great news like this.

Darlene K (356)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 9:47 am
Excellent News! Noted!

Jonathon C (180)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 10:09 am
Many thanks, Darlene!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 11:09 am
Wonderful, wonderful news.

Chris Otahal (507)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 11:29 am
I LOVE the Nature Conservancy - they are AWESOME!!!!!

Jonathon C (180)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 11:41 am
Thanks, Chris and Merrie!

Martha H (1)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 11:46 am
Felicidades Jobathon Congratulaitons

Daniel Barker (35)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 12:21 pm
Conservatives believe the wisest course of action to save the planet is private ownership.

Of course, I want you all to realize as long as growth and development occur we are kidding ourselves if we think we can save planet. More people means more demand for homes, food, clothes and everything else.

In addition to private ownership - which I suspect many do not realize is popular with conservatives and is a very old idea - I believe in family planning. I have no children and plan on having one child and adoption.

having one child means there is less people, which means there is less demand for resources.

Ken Miller (28)
Wednesday October 17, 2007, 2:01 pm
Great news. Thanks.

Lisa Swift (79)
Saturday October 20, 2007, 2:56 am
I've been a member of the Nature Conservancy for a long time now... I'm always happy to hear of successes before my newsletter arrives! LOL!

Silky W (170)
Monday October 22, 2007, 5:58 am
great news thanks

Vivian F (491)
Sunday October 28, 2007, 6:39 am
What wonderful news!! Now how come this doesn't occur in every country that is depleting its resources (including the USA)? It seems the Bush admin. wants to deforest many ancient trees and allow drilling in our pristine countrysides! Thanks Jonathon for the tree frog link! Amazing pictures!
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