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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Indonesia Conducts Largest Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts

A recent arrest confiscated 227 pounds of gill plates, the appendages that filter the plankton on which they feed and that are in demand in Chinese markets for use in a health tonic. Read More
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Study Warns of Environmental Damage From Proposed Jamaican Port

A cost-effectiveness assessment of four potential sites for a proposed transshipment port in Jamaica shows that the environmental damage to building the port at Goat Islands would be three times greater than that at other sites. Read More
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Network Links Madagascar’s Environment and Health Sectors

A new network in Madagascar aims to bring a multi-faceted approach to sustainable development by combining health education and services with natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Read More

"Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade"

National Geographic
Related Grantee: Wildlife Conservation Society
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Protecting People and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

A video snapshot of Pathfinder International’s Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project, an integrated population, health, and environment project supported by MacArthur. Read More

Announcing $3.4 million in new grants to conserve ecosystems in the tropical #Andes: http://t.co/zpt6lBUOVJ

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Announcing $3.4 Million in Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

The new grants invest in research, policy, and practice that help conserve natural and productive ecosystems in the face of growing threats from climate change and development in the region. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Interim 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 John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, 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