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Partnership Agreement between IUFRO and XPRIZE Rainforest

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The partnership is an important opportunity for IUFRO to share knowledge in support of the XPRIZE Rainforest global competition aimed to enhance the understanding of rainforest biodiversity.

Launched in 2019, the $10 Million XPRIZE Rainforest is a five-year global competition challenging innovators to develop new technologies to rapidly and comprehensively survey rainforest biodiversity and use those data to improve shared understandings of this ecosystem.

"IUFRO's global network for forest research collaboration accelerates the development and sharing of multi-disciplinary forest-related knowledge," said IUFRO President John Parrotta. "Our partnership with XPRIZE creates an important and exciting opportunity to further share this knowledge and develop innovative tools to conserve tropical rainforests and the multiple benefits that they provide to all those who value and depend on them."

Based on the partners' knowledge, experience, as well as human and technical resources in the field of innovation, the partnership aims to foster global interdisciplinary scientific collaboration, including forest science, to find solutions to pressing global challenges.


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