Target: Size of Wales
Goal: Commend Welsh charity for accomplishing its goal of protecting an area of rainforest equivalent the size of its own country
The Welsh charity, Size of Wales, has reached its fundraising goal of an astounding U.S.$3 million to help protect an area of rainforest that is roughly the same size of its own country. The various conservation projects are aimed at halting logging practices as well as tackling deforestation. Commend the Size of Wales charity for protecting an area of rainforest, the equivalent of 2 million hectares in size.
Initiated less than three years ago, the Size of Wales charity strives to take a more positive approach to climate change by engaging the citizens of Wales in conservation efforts. In order to increase support, charity members rally communities, school, businesses and organizations throughout the country, encouraging them to donate funds and participate in rainforest projects.
The U.S.$3 million raised is intended to sponsor a series of projects in Africa and Latin America, including sustainable management of forest resources, aiding in the significant reduction of global carbon emissions. One project in particular aims to protect 54,000 hectares of Peruvian Amazon rainforest, as well as working to improve education and business opportunities for women and young adults.
Wales has become the extraordinary example in forest conservation, encouraging other countries to hop on board. In fact, a Danish non-governmental organization is considering the development of a project entitled “Size of Denmark”, which would protect twice as much land as the Welsh charity. Applaud the Size of Wales charity for its remarkable efforts in raising funds to protect an area of rainforest equaling the size of its own country.
Dear Size of Wales,
With your dedication and perseverance, an area of rainforest the size of 2 million hectares has been saved. Even though the existing challenge of halting logging practices is still a work in progress, you have supplied other countries with a positive example. You have encouraged them to support your goal and adopt forest conservation projects of their own.
Once other countries, such as Austria and the Czech Republic, began to catch wind of your phenomenal project, donation momentum increased, and eventually the fundraising goal was attained. Furthermore, I support your commitment and exuberance in protecting large areas of rainforest from deforestation and overexploitation.
[Your Name Here]
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