Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment. Read our strategy

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Mapping Project Quantifies Peru’s Carbon Stocks

Scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Peru using a new methodology with implications for managing future market-based carbon economies. Read More
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Philanthropy for the Climate Change Challenge

A presentation by John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Read More

"Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal"

The New York Times
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Landscape management in Chocó-Darién priority watersheds

The report finds that addressing the threats and drivers of biodiversity loss in this ecoregion is important in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the lives and traditions of indigenous communities. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Coastal Marine)
Portrait of Stephen E. Cornelius

Stephen E. Cornelius

Program Officer, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Latin America)
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Asia)
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Conservation & Sustainable Development (Great Lakes of Africa)
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant