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07 Sep 2007 description
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Friends of World Heritage Fund to support communities devastated by storm; Riviera Maya resort Paraiso de la Bonita kicks off appeal with $11,000 donation

Washington, D.C. (September 7, 2007) - The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) today launched an emergency fundraising appeal for $100,000 to support the recovery effort for communities in and around the Sian Ka'an Biosphere reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The reserve's infrastructure and delicate ecosystem were severely damaged by Hurricane Dean, a category 5 storm that devastated the area in August 2007.