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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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

"Climate Change’s Bottom Line"

The New York Times
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Guide Details How to Talk to Americans About Climate Change

The Connecting on Climate guide includes 10 principles for effective climate change communication based on research from a range of social science fields including psychology, anthropology, communications, and behavioral economics. Read More
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Online Tool Tracks Climate Change Responses By State

The MacArthur-supported State Adaptation Progress Tracker is intended to hold states and policymakers accountable to the plans they develop to respond to climate change. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Identifies Key Biodiversity Areas in Africa’s Great Lakes

The strategy aims to reduce pressure from development and climate, and assist the region’s developing countries in making development sustainable. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Interim 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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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer