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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Carnegie Launches Next Generation Airborne Laboratory for Earth

The MacArthur-supported Carnegie Airborne Observatory has launched a third-generation aircraft that has been completely overhauled to be the most advanced mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation. Read More
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Campaign Building Awareness of Importance of Forests

A viral video featuring celebrity activist Prince Ea is leveraging the power of social media and crowd funding to encourage people to take action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change. Read More
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Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

The three marine parks total more than 1,200 square miles in size and are located along the west coast of Madagascar in what is known as the Mozambique Channel, home to the world’s second-most ... Read More
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Forest Trends, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Forest Trends is bringing the value of forests into the modern economy. Watch

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Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer