Lauren Sanchez and Jeff Bezos in the Amazon©Lauren Sanchez
Saving the planet

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are working in the Amazon

The two were by joined the president of Colombia in an effort to preserve the Andes.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are in Colombia. The couple is working on 30x30, a commitment that wants to protect 30% of the planet’s land by the year 2030. Sanchez shared a post on Instagram, where she explained their work alongside the President of Colombia, Ivan Duque.

The photos feature Sanchez and Bezos in the Amazon, with the wilderness as a backdrop. They’re joined by representatives of Bezos Earth Fund and foresters from Colombia.

“Jeff and I are deep in the Amazon with President @IvanDuqueMarquez of Colombia advancing our commitment to #30x30 — protecting 30% of the planet’s land and sea by 2030,” she wrote, referring to the international commitment that aims to preserve biodiversity. This effort has been one that Bezos has been supporting since the launch of the Bezos Earth Fund on the year 2020.

“Bezos Earth Fund has already committed $171 million to conserving and restoring both the Tropical Andes and a 4-country marine preserve in the Eastern Tropical Pacific which will be the largest transnational marine protected area in the world — and there is more help to come. 30x30 is a massive undertaking requiring many allies. It’s one we must take to help protect our planet,” Sanchez concluded.

Bezos and Sanchez’s efforts in the Amazon are the latest of their philanthropic endeavors. This past week, Chef Jose Andres committed money from the Bezos award he received in order to provide meals to refugees fleeing from Ukraine. “People of the World…Like you, I am distraught watching Ukraine under attack. We must come together as a force for good! @WCKitchen is on the Ukraine-Poland border delivering meals tonight—Romania soon. In addition to your donations…I am committing support from the Bezos award to Ukraine,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

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