Thursday, June 18, 2015
Helmsley Charitable Trust Increases Commitment to Environment of Madagascar
The grant brings the amount of support the Trust has committed to Madagascar to more than $7 million for the resolution of environmental threats in ways that ensure the well-being of local communities while sustaining natural resources and protecting biodiversity. The Trust’s Conservation Program also invests in the Galápagos Archipelago in Ecuador, the Gulf of California region in Mexico, and Myanmar, and it has awarded more than $59 million to date to support these and other unique environments.
“The Helmsley Charitable Trust’s continuing support for Madagascar demonstrates its commitment to the efforts of the Malagasy people to conserve the incredible biodiversity and unique ecosystems of Madagascar,” said Olivier Langrand, executive director of CEPF. “This engagement is crucial to ensure the future of this region, which is packed with plant and animal species that are found nowhere else on Earth, and have a tremendous scientific, economic and cultural value for the communities of Madagascar as well as for the rest of the world. CEPF welcomes the opportunity to work with the Trust toward this shared goal....”