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Rediscovery of 'Asian Unicorn' Raises Hopes Among Conservationists

The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, was photographed for the first time in 15 years in Vietnam by a camera trap set by the World Wildlife Fund. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $5.5 Million to Support Conservation Policy Research and Analysis

MacArthur's 25-year support of conservation efforts around the world continues with three grants for global policy research and analysis projects to help inform and respond to increased pressures from development and climate change. Read More

Foundations Unite to Protect the Amazonian Rainforest

MacArthur hosted the Funders of the Amazon Basin, a group composed of six foundations working to address increasing rainforest degradation in the Amazon. Read More
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Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Madagascar

Several MacArthur grantees work with the people of Madagascar to develop more sustainable habits of mangrove harvesting. Read More

Peru Awards Stewardship of Wetlands in Amazon to Indigenous Communities

Based on the efforts of MacArthur grantees the World Wildlife Fund and E-Tech, several indigenous communities in Peru have been given stewardship by the government of one of the most important wetlands in the Amazon. Read More

"$2M Network Focus on Adapting to Changing Climate"

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Helping Threatened Ecosystems & Societies Adapt to Climate Change

Recognizing the significant impacts climate change is already having on both nature and people, MacArthur announced it is providing $2 million to the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Read More

11 New Species Found in Vietnam

Eleven new plant and animal species were discovered by scientists of the World Wildlife Fund, a MacArthur grantee, in a remote area of central Vietnam. The new discoveries include a snake, five orchids and two butteries ... Read More

New Area Added to Colombia’s National Parks System

In August, Churumbelos Auka Wasi was added to Colombia’s premier national parks system thanks to the technical assistance of two MacArthur grantees, World Wildlife Fund and the Amazon Conservation Team. Read More

"Announcement of Insyde’s Award for Creative and Effective Institutions," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton recognizes Insyde's efforts to find productive ways for Mexican police to meet the challenge of rising crime while still respecting human rights and maintaining public trust. Read More

MacArthur to Assess Climate Change Threats and Fund Responses

Recognizing that global warming is occurring and threatens biodiversity conservation, MacArthur will make an initial investment of $5 million over three years to identify and mitigate the threat from global climate change. 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

New Multi-Million Dollar Investments will Help Protect Himalayan Species

The World Wildlife Fund, the global conservation organization, and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) today announced a $5 million investment program to pioneer new ways to conserve the immense natural wealth of the Eastern Himalayas ... Read More

New Natural Forest Areas Certified in Laos

With technical support from MacArthur Foundation grantees Tropical Forest Trust and World Wildlife Fund, two natural forest areas covering 125,000 acres in Laos have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. This is the first ... 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

Conservation Efforts in the Eastern Himalaya Region

MacArthur has announced 12 grants totaling more than $3.6 million for biodiversity conservation work in the Eastern Himalaya, which stretches nearly 1,000 miles from Nepal to Yunnan Province in China. 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

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Independent Sector's 2004 Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November 6, 2004

Noting civil society's importance to democracy, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that America's independent sector must increase its international activity, especially in support of civil society abroad. Read More

Protecting Marine Ecosystems in Melanesia

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling more than $4 million to help protect the marine ecosystems of Melanesia, a region of 1,600 islands that stretch 3,000 miles across the South Pacific. Read More

Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced four grants totaling $1.6 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