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government passed the Tropical Forest Conservation Act to codify debt-for-nature swaps, including formally welcoming non-profit groups like Conservation International, the Nature Conservancy, WWF and others to help arrange the deals and oversee implementation of local initiatives.
debt-for-nature swap between a developing country, its central bank, and
Countries Participating in Three-Party Debt-for-Nature Swaps, 1987-Present (excluding TFCA transactions) 3 Table 2.
Debt-for-nature swaps generated a great deal of publicity for the international conservation NGOs, such as The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund and Conservation International, who pioneered them in the 1980s.
Under George Bush's Enterprise for Americas Initiative (EAI), the United States government completed the first government to government debt-for-nature swap. However, even with governmental involvement, the EAI requires assistance of nongovernmental conservation organizations.
(80.) 'Madagascar: Debt-For-Nature Swap', 4-5, [Online] Available: http://dec.usaid.gov/index.cfm (Retrieved 12 March 2012).
CEPAL only provided information for those debt-for-nature swaps. This was also for psychological reasons, since public opinion tends to view public subsidies favoring nature positively.
Finally, he notes that several research institutions in Brazil would like to explore debt-for-science swaps modeled on the well-publicized debt-for-nature swaps.
USAID is also providing assistance in debt-for-nature swaps. In 1989 USAID provided a $1 millon grant to help the World Wildlife Fund buy $2.1 million of debt in Madagascar.