CI and Dell are partners in an effort to preserve habitat and reduce carbon emissions.
CI has worked closely with Dell to develop a vital forest conservation project in the Fandriana-Vondrozo Forest Corridor, which stretches along Madagascar's eastern escarpment. This 239,169 hectares (591,000 acre) area, one of the largest and most varied of Madagascar's planned protected areas, will ensure the survival of many of Madagascar's endemic threatened species. These include the golden bamboo lemur and the greater bamboo lemur, as well as the Malagasy poison frog.
The project focuses on conservation activities to avoid deforestation and protect the rich and unique biodiversity of this magnificent area. Dell's commitment will prevent more than 500,000 metric tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, effectively offsetting the company's fuel usage and business air travel. It's an effort both Dell and CI feel is extremely vital. According to CI Chairman and CEO Peter Seligmann, “By reducing its own environmental footprint and protecting forests, Dell is addressing the major drivers of climate change – energy use and deforestation – while also delivering significant biodiversity and community benefits.”
Dell is also a founding Team Earth partner whose support helped develop our original Team Earth initiative designed to encourage individuals to take positive action for the environment..
To learn more about Dell's conservation efforts, please visit www.regeneration.org.