Conservation & Sustainable Development

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

What's New


Searching for solutions to disaster preparedness: via @HuffPostImpact

RT @EcoMarketplace: In-depth series about how the Tolo River People of Colombia used #REDD to save their forest @HuffPostBlog

How two liberal arts students created a million-dollar, rainforest-saving tea company: via @FastCompany

RT @TheWCS: From @TheWCS newsroom: Indonesian Nt'l Police Seize Mjr Shipment of Pangolins, Arrest Smuggler

RT @EcoMarketplace: Would you like some #carbonoffsets w ur fries? New credit card aims to direct $ from purchases toward carbon markets.

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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

RT @TheWCS: .@TheWCS commends Madagascar for creating three new marine protected areas for #EarthDay2015


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
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Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer