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Wow!! - 30 Million Plastic Bags Collected by School Kids to Save a Species:

Wow!! - 30 Million Plastic Bags Collected by School Kids to Save a Species:

Proyecto Tití is part of the Wildlife Conservation Network, and Executive Director Rosamira Guillén was present at the WCN Expo this past weekend. A core realization that runs through every project connected with WCN is that poverty stunts conservation efforts. If we really want to be successful at conservation, we have to be successful at ensuring the communities in the areas we want to restore and preserve have enough food, water, shelter, and fuel to survive. Proyecto Tití recognizes this as well and when trying to address the deforestation that impacts the endangered cotton-top tamarin, the group first addresses poverty. "To make conservation economically feasible for many local communities, we have developed some innovative strategies to empower local people to get involved and benefit from conservation activities," the group notes. That's where plastic bags come into...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/10/30-million-plasti...

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