A Big Piece of Good News

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A Big Piece of Good News

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A BILLIONAIRE COUPLE SAVE A SLICE OF PARADISE

Idealistic and broke students, Jack and Laura Dangermond spent their honeymoon in a pup tent on a remote, spectacular stretch of Southern Californian coast. Over the next fifty years they grew into billionaires, and throughout those years, witnessed the unabating march of suburbia. To save their honeymoon haunt from hedge fund property developers, the Dangermonds saw an opportunity, and paid $225 million for the 10,000 hectare tract of pristine coast and its hinterland of oak forests, hills, canyons and grasslands. Private people who rarely talk to media, the Dangermonds hope their gift will inspire similar acts, big and small – and there is an urgency to their message. Their conservation coup has come against the run of play, with the Trump administration seeking to roll back environmental safeguards and open up new territory for commercial development. Now they are challenging the world’s richest people to act – before time runs out.

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Foreign Correspondent
Australian Broadcasting Corporation