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Swiss Philanthropist Donates $1 Billion To Help Save The Planet

It is refreshing to see that there are some people out there who are putting their billions to good use.

In the world of social media, we can now easily see how rich people live their lives. While some keep things on the down low, others are not afraid to flaunt their wealth on Facebook, Instagram, and other popular apps.

Luckily, there are some wealthy people out there who are using their money for the betterment of the world. Just a few months ago, a Swiss billionaire pledged to donate a billion dollars towards environmental conservation efforts over the next ten years.

It is quite evident that humankind has done a terrible job of looking after the planet. We’ve torn down rainforests, polluted oceans and rivers, generated tons of non-biodegradable waste, produced mass amounts of CO2, eradicated whole species of animals and plants, and contributed extensively to global warming and the melting of polar ice caps.

Basically, we’ve messed up. And, unfortunately, very little is being done to fix that.

Writing for the New York Times, Hansjörg Wyss said that he would donate the money over the next ten years through his Wyss Foundation.

Wyss wrote:

“It is the idea that wild lands and waters are best conserved not in private hands, locked behind gates, but as public national parks, wildlife refuges and marine reserves, forever open for everyone to experience and explore.”

He said that his idea was highly influenced by his climbing and hiking experience on public lands in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains when he was a young man.

Wyss explained that, over the past two decades, he has already donated more than $450 million to help conserve nearly 40 million acres of land and water in Africa, South America, Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Not only has this helped to prevent further destruction of the planet, he says, but it’s also created new jobs, attracted visitors and generated local economic growth, and endorsed sustainability in the area.

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