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Skoll Foundation Awards $2.2 millon to avoided deforestation and the ecosystem services market

Source:  Copyright 2010, Mongabay
Date:  April 18, 2010
Byline:  Grace Augustine
Original URL: Status ONLINE

This week the Skoll Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship awarded its annual Awards for Social Entrepreneurship and three of the seven prizes went to individuals and organizations focused on tropical forests and ecosystem services, including Forest Trends, Imazon, and Telapak. Each award is worth $765,000, which amounts to over $2.2 million for this space. The awards were presented at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford, United Kingdom.

"As we've grown the cadre of global social entrepreneurial leaders in the Skoll Foundation family, we're seeing increasing opportunities for cooperation and leverage among groups tackling similar challenges," said Sally Osberg, President and CEO of the Skoll Foundation. "The addition of three organizations working on forest conservation strengthens an already strong group of environmental social entrepreneurs within the portfolio, increasing the potential for impact in this critical realm.”

While past recipients have included ...

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