TITLE

Government Trades Debt For Nature

AUTHOR(S)
Budd-Falen, Karen
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
BEEF Exclusive Insight;2/10/2011, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the Debt for Nature swaps authorized by the U.S. Congress and the federal bureaucracy, which allow the U.S. Treasury to forgive or trade foreign debt or loans made by the U.S. taxpayers to foreign countries. The aim of these swaps is for the foreign country to stop property use and development to protect species on the U.S. endangered species list. Funds under the swaps go toward activities to conserve protected areas and improve natural resource management, among others.
ACCESSION #
67180308

 

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