Chinese Billionaire Buys 28K Acres of American Forest to Preserve It

Chinese Billionaire Buys 28K Acres of American Forest to Preserve It

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The Chinese billionaire behind online shopping giant Alibaba has placed an order for 28,000 acres of pristine, American wilderness. It is a $28 million dollar bid to preserve the wildlife, fish, and forests in these rugged mountains of the Northeastern United States.

Jack Ma, China’s richest man and a noted conservationist, plans to turn the Brandon Reserve in New York’s Adirondack Mountains into a wildlife sanctuary and protect its timber and water from logging and mining operations in the region.

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His first action as owner is to stop the logging operations already going on there.

Ma’s purchase includes land along nine miles of the Saint Regis River, a trout fishery, multiple homes and barns, and even its own maple syrup operation.

(WATCH the video from LandVest below to see the property or READ more at Town and Country) — Photos: LandVest, Vimeo

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