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"Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade"

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Announcing $3.4 Million in Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

The new grants invest in research, policy, and practice that help conserve natural and productive ecosystems in the face of growing threats from climate change and development in the region. Read More
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Data Analysis Helps Protect African Wildlife

Conservationists have developed a more efficient way to protect the heart of Africa's wildlife — the Greater Virunga Landscape spanning Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation ... Read More
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Database Helps Uganda Fight Wildlife Crime in Real-time

A database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time across Uganda will enable better monitoring of arrests and identification of repeat offenders. Read More
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Improved Fish Trap Reduces Bycatch in Africa

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have built a better fish trap, which keeps valuable fish in while letting young fish and non-target species out. Read More
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Database Project Reveals Diversity of Bolivian Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society has published a large database of mammals in Bolivia, shedding light on the poorly known yet vast wildlife diversity of the South American country. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

MacArthur announced 15 grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of conservation and sustainable development in the southern Tropical Andes. Read More
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Conservationists Chronicle the Staggering Diversity of Wildlife in Bolivian Park

Scientists from a coalition of conservation groups, including MacArthur-supported Wildlife Conservation Society, released a compendium of species found in the 19,000 square-kilometer park Read More
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Local Fijian Communities Play Critical Role in Maintaining Global Biodiversity

A study finds that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation’s efforts to protect marine habitats. Read More
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Smarter Nets Equal Bigger Fish, Higher Income

Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries in Kenya. Read More
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Protected Areas in Africa’s Albertine Rift Continue to Support Wildlife

A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society, both MacArthur grantees, finds that strong management of the areas has preserved regional wildlife. Read More
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Even Brief Fishing Season Can Prove Long-Term Detriment to Protected Marine Areas

A study by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners found that the opening of a protected Fijan coral reef for a brief fishing season significantly depleted wildlife in the area. Read More
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Report Suggests Options for Managing Protected Marine Areas in Madagascar

A study by MacArthur grantees the University of California, Berkeley and the Wildlife Conservation Society uses a new methodology to suggest several options for managing marine life protection on Madagascar's west coast. Read More

Research to Aid in Caribbean Reef Restoration

A 14-year, MacArthur-supported study in Belize has found that fishing closures produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species but only a minimal increase in herbivorous fish. Read More

Book Confronts Challenges Posed by Climate Change

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change provides governments, scientists, and managers with a framework for tackling the subject. Read More

Coral Collapse Preventable With Newly Identified Process

Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society and others have identified how overfishing creates a series of big changes on reefs that precipitate a final collapse. Read More

Map on Coral Reef Systems Bolsters Conservation Efforts

Working in collaboration with other organizations, the Wildlife Conservation Society mapped coral systems and their exposure to stress factors. Read More

New Data on Coral Reef Systems Bolster Conservation Efforts

This report, produced in part by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society, studies the exposure of the world's corals to stress factors and identifies areas where those factors can be locally managed. Read More

Modern Fish Communities Live Fast and Die Young Due to Overfishing

Fishing pressures have created fish communities that contain more species with shorter life spans, faster growth rates, smaller average sizes, and fewer top predators, according to a new MacArthur-supported study by the Wildlife Conservation Society that ... Read More

Vulture Census in Cambodia to Monitor Critically Endangered Species

The Wildlife Conservation Society, a MacArthur grantee, and other members of the Cambodia Vulture Conservation Project are conducting their annual census to evaluate how vultures are faring against threats like pesticides and habitat loss. Read More
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Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon. Read More

Cambodian Ministry Approves New Legal Protection for Conservation Area

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries recently approved new legal protection for the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area. In 2003, after WCS surveys identified ... Read More

$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

New Species Discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo

An expedition by MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society to a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered forests containing six new animal species: a bat, a rodent, two shrews, and two frogs. Read More

MacArthur Awards 16 Grants for Biodiversity Conservation in the Lower Mekong

MacArthur announced 16 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million for efforts to protect the biodiversity of the Lower Mekong region, which stretches from central Vietnam, through Laos and Cambodia, to the Mekong river delta. Read More

Global Conservation: Balancing Nature and Human Needs

Contents President's Message: Balancing Nature and Human Needs Director's Message: Reexamining the Social Dimensions of Conservation Seeing the Big Picture: Conservation of Large Landscapes Worldwide Conserving Seascapes in Madagascar: Linking Land and Sea Defending ... Read More

Nearly $4 Million for Biodiversity Conservation in Southern Andes

MacArthur announced 18 grants totaling nearly $4 million for efforts to preserve the biological diversity of the Southern Andes region of Peru and Bolivia. Read More

Biodiversity Conservation Efforts in Africa's Albertine Rift Region

MacArthur awarded 13 grants, totaling more than $4 million, in support of conservation efforts in Central Africa. Read More

Biodiversity Conservation in the Caribbean

MacArthur has announced 13 grants totaling more than $3.2 million in support of biodiversity conservation work in the islands of the Caribbean. Read More

Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced ten grants totaling more than $2.8 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. Read More

Grants for Conservation and Sustainable Development Work in Asia And Africa

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million in support of conservation and sustainable development work in the Eastern Himalaya region in Southeast Asia and the Albertine Rift area of Central Africa. Support for ... Read More