In response to President Correa’s announcement, a “crowdfunding” initiative catalyzed by an alliance of European local authorities, Japanese shops, soft drink companies, Russian foundations, US film stars like Bo Derek, Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton and Al Gore and regular people like you and me, managed to raise “$116 million — enough to temporarily halt the exploitation of the 722 square miles of “core” Amazonian rainforest” (The Guardian).
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Crowdsourcing.org is recognized worldwide for its intellectual capital, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding
practice expertise and unbiased thought leadership.