Grantee Profile

Conservation International

Grants to Conservation International

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International is an international organization that has worked in Ecuador since 2001 on conservation corridor planning, focusing on coastal Ecuador and the southern Amazon region. The purpose of this grant is to create a web portal for archiving and accessing conservation data and strengthen provincial and municipal development planner's capacity to effectively use these data to promote ecosystem conservation for human well-being in the Ecuador portion of the Mira watershed.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all. This grant will support efforts to strengthen community-led efforts to sustainably manage marine resources at eight Locally-Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) around Ambodivahibe in western Madagascar. The project contributes directly to the foundation's coastal marine goal to slow the decline of coastal ecosystem services from fisheries by building a policy and economic environment supportive of local fisheries management; building awareness of the threats to coastal fisheries and policies that support local management; and building capacity of communities to implement local fisheries management.

  • $25,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. It focuses on water, food, and climate security, and conserving the biodiversity that sustains ecosystem function. The purpose of the grant is to design a new program, Agriculture by Design, a collaborative framework for deciding how and where to increase food production and where and which ecosystems need to be conserved or restored for people to thrive. The project will produce a global map and strategy for Agriculture by Design, identifying concrete and spatially explicit scenarios for sustainable agricultural intensification.

  • $430,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration to maintain fisheries productivity and conserve aquatic biodiversity in the Tonle Sap Lake. The grant will support efforts to demonstrate how improved resource management can reduce pressure on natural ecosystems and increase fisheries productivity in the Tonle Sap. The target area for the project is the Kampong Prak Fish Sanctuary and surrounding areas of community fisheries for three communities and flooded forest. CI will pursue this goal by demonstrating successful practices in target communities and leveraging those results with integrated conservation planning and policy development support.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International is working in partnership a coalition of NGOs to support Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs to reform the county's elasmobranch fishery and bring national-level protections to key threatened species of sharks and rays. The grant will support efforts to raise awareness of a new ministerial regulation on shark and ray protection. Grant funds will be used to hold at least three large public consultations in key elasmobranch fishery regions (i.e., Papua, Lesser Sundas, and South Java); implement a major national outreach campaign (using both television and social networking with Indonesian celebrities as champions), and collect additional primary data to solidify the numbers on population sizes in Indonesia and current rates of decline.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International (CI) works to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and global biodiversity for the well-being of humanity. The purpose of this grant is to design appropriate incentives for small scale farmers to adopt sustainable agricultural practices that improve the health of ecosystems in three key watersheds in the Great Lakes region which are targeted for agricultural intensification under the second Green Revolution. Within the selected watersheds, CI will establish models for incentives that promote environmental stewardship that is widely applicable in the Great Lakes region and to Sub-Saharan Africa more broadly; monitor the status and trends in the health of ecosystems and the services they provide across landscapes that are undergoing agricultural intensification; and share this information with a broad audience, including policymakers in the region.

  • $425,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — Conservation International administers the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). CEPF is a donor partnership to which MacArthur has contributed $37M for CEPF to date. The grant will support local civil society through CEPF's existing small grants mechanism with grants up to $20,000 in the four countries of the Lower Mekong Region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam).

  • $410,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — The purpose of this grant is to create a platform for discussion among African heads of state and the private sector on the subject of the role of natural capital in sustainable development. This platform and dialogue will continue over the next three years, and funds from the Foundation will support an initial six-month phase, including the convening of a high-level Summit for Sustainability in Africa and follow-up activities that support the long-term development of the dialogue.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To launch and place into operation the Pacific Oceanscape Framework, a large-scale ocean management initiative endorsed by leaders of fifteen Pacific island countries.

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — To update the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Ecosystem Profile for Indo-Burma.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Conservation International $2,990,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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