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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MacArthur's Jorgen Thomsen on Addressing Environmental Challenges of 21st Century

MacArthur Director of conservation and Sustainable Development Jorgen Thomsen discusses the importance of strong, diverse, and thriving ecosystems. Read More

Foundations Unite to Protect the Amazonian Rainforest

MacArthur hosted the Funders of the Amazon Basin, a group composed of six foundations working to address increasing rainforest degradation in the Amazon. Read More

Himalayan Nations Sign Adaptation Declaration at Climate Summit

The governments of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan signed a regional climate change adaptation declaration at the MacArthur-supported Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas in Bhutan. Read More

Book Confronts Challenges Posed by Climate Change

Adapting to a Changing Environment: Confronting the Consequences of Climate Change provides governments, scientists, and managers with a framework for tackling the subject. Read More

Technology Supports Better Forest Management

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science's imaging spectrometer has proven successful in instantly gathering a vast amount of information about unexplored tracts of tropical rainforest. Read More

Coral Collapse Preventable With Newly Identified Process

Using data from coral reef systems across the western Indian Ocean, MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society and others have identified how overfishing creates a series of big changes on reefs that precipitate a final collapse. Read More

Grantee Organizes Trip to Cuba on Oil Drilling Emergency Preparedness

The Environmental Defense Fund organized a meeting with Cuban authorities and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bill Reilly to discuss solutions for emergency preparedness in light of trade sanctions. Read More

MacArthur Fund Unveils New Approach to Environmental Grants

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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