Thursday, 17 December 2009 12:05

Return to Forest & Tengchong Reforestation Projects Recognized at Copenhagen Event

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RTFimgThe Return to Forest Project and Tengchong Conservation Carbon Project were honored at an event Wednesday concurrent with the UN Copenhagen climate conference. The What is Missing? Foundation recognized the two reforestation projects among projects helping to restore or provide habitats and protecting biodiversity. The foundation is named after Vietnam Veterans Memorial architect Maya Lin’s last memorial, a multi-sited artwork being built to draw attention to the loss of habitats and biodiversity. The event, the Support REDD+ Gala in Copenhagen at the COP15 conference, was hosted by The Coalition for Rainforest Nations and the governments of Gabon, Guyana and Papua New Guinea. Return to Forest and Tengchong are in southwestern Nicaragua and southwestern China, respectively. In addition to their ecological benefits, the projects benefit local communities by providing, for example, tree planting or other economic opportunities. Also, the reforestation projects will each sequester about 170,000 metric tons of CO2 in their lifetime. Please donate now to support these important projects that are fighting global warming today! Learn more about What is Missing? and Maya Lin at www.carbonfund.org/unchopatree.
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