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Rainforest Fund Benefit to Feature Sting, Elton John, Meryl Streep et al., 4/3

According to published reports, the lineup has been announced for the Rainforest Fund benefit concert on April 3rd at Carnegie Hall.

The concert will feature Sting, Elton John, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, Katharine McPhee, Bryn Terfel, Rosanne Cash, Vince Gill and other surprise guests.

In addition to the concert, there will also be a gala dinner and live and silent auctions.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Monday, February 27. For more information visit www.carnegiehall.org.

In 1989, Sting and Trudie Styler founded the organizations jointly known as Rainforest Foundation. Since then the Foundation has been supporting indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the rainforest in their efforts to conserve their land and defend their rights.

Since 2008, the importance of rainforest protection as a contribution to preventing climate change has received much international attention.

Its mission statement reads as follows:

* The Rainforest F. FUND is a charitable foundation that fulfills its mission to protect and support Indigenous Peoples, and Traditional populations of the Rainforest in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights.

* Convinced that accepted environmental and human rights principles embody the right of everyone to a secure, healthy and ecologically sound environment, and that environmental degradation leads to human rights violations such as the right to life, health and culture.

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