Billionaire Hansjörg Wyss Creates Fund for Environmental Protection

The billionaire Hansjörg Wyss establishes a fund of almost $1 billion to protect 30% of the planet by 2030. Billionaire creates Fund to protect 30% of the Planet by 2030   Many people know that much of our natural resources, including forests and oceans and all life in them, are at serious risk. The challenges of global climate changes and the extinction of many species pose as threats to our survival as Humans and the Planet. But few are in the same position to help as the Hansjörg Wyss, billionaire and wildlife lover.  He has just announced that he would donate one billion dollars to environmental causes. Hansjörg Wyss had a career working as an engineer and executive. But it was after he founded Synthes, a medical device manufacturer, that he made his fortune. Much of the foundation money goes to fuel social, scientific and environmental causes, as well as incentives to museums and artistic endeavors. In late October, Mr. Wyss published an article in the NY Times explaining his plans for the next decade. Mr. Wyss believes that conservation institutions like national parks and wildlife reserves should be a priority of our time. He decided to direct future donations to focus on funding such initiatives.   Meeting the challenges of our time Nine institutions are in a list to receive $ 48 million each. Mr. Wyss ‘s goal is that by 2030, 30% of the planet’s surface would be taken care of. Hansjörg Wyss also envisions including Indigenous communities, coral reefs, glaciers, and savannas among his leading concerns as a philanthropist. He also intends to persuade other billionaires to join him on the journey of environmental protection. The Wyss Foundation is a private, charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives, empower communities, and strengthen connections…

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