Advancing the 30x30 Commitment to Protect Nature in Colombia
In March of 2022, the Earth Fund's leadership team was fortunate to witness the beauty of Colombia's Chiribiquete National Park deep in the Amazon. Jeff Bezos, Lauren Sanchez, Andrew Steer, and the Bezos Earth Fund team were in Colombia meeting with President Ivan Duque and grantees to advance our commitment to #30x30, protecting 30% of the planet's land and sea by 2030.
The Earth Fund has committed $171 million to conservation efforts in the Tropical Andes and a 4-country marine preserve in the Eastern Tropical Pacific, which will be the world's largest transnational marine protected area.
The Bezos Earth Fund is honored to support the protection of Chiribiquete and other magical places like it.
Partners in the Tropical Andes region include Birdlife International, the Campaign for Nature, Conserva Aves, Conservation International, Enduring Earth, the Guardians of the Forest, Key Biodiversity Area Partnership, Nia Tero, Rainforest Trust, Re:wild, Rights and Resources Initiative, the Tenure Facility, UNEP WCMC, the WCS, World Wildlife, and many more local organizations.