New 4-year project to support AZE conservation

Photo source: Cesar Caceres

Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), a new project entitled, Implementing Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Site Conservation and Preventing Global Extinctions, will mobilize $8.9 million to deliver AZE site conservation and mainstreaming in Colombia, Chile, Madagascar and Dominican Republic.

 

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