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Intel's Moore to fund environmental group

Gordon Moore plans to donate more than $260 million over 10 years to Conservation International through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Intel co-founder Gordon Moore plans to donate $261 million over 10 years to Conservation International, an environmental protection group.

The donation, funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is the largest ever given to a private conservation group, according to Conservation International (CI).

The funds will be used in part to curb habitat and species destruction in a number of sensitive ecological areas around the world, such as rain forests and tropical wildernesses.

"The rate of species loss and habitat destruction demands immediate action," Gordon Moore said in a statement. "Collaboration is critical and we expect CI to continue to build strong alliances and maintain its commitment to solid science and innovative thinking."