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Hundreds of Illinois Members Participate in WWF Forum About Conservation Funding

WASHINGTON, DC, September 23, 2011 – Today, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the results of a telephone town hall meeting convened by the conservation organization late last week for many of their 55,000 Illinois members. During the telephone town hall, which can be heard online, here , WWF experts highlighted the importance of the tiny sliver of the federal budget – less than 1 percent – that is dedicated to addressing conservation, climate change, global poverty and hunger. WWF is eager to protect these funds, which stimulate export markets and create jobs. Ninety-five percent of consumers are outside of the U.S. and fifteen major trade partners are former foreign assistance recipients. “International conservation funding helps us make great strides toward a future in which people live in harmony with nature, and it does so with a disproportionately small investment. ...

Full article: http://www.worldwildlife.org/who/media/press/2011/WWFPres...

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