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 Fund Unveils New Approach to Environmental Grants

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MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

MacArthur announced a new $176-million, ten-year commitment to conservation and sustainable development and a new, broader strategy. Read More
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Conservation & Sustainable Development: Strategy Overview

In 2011, the Foundation launched a new strategy that focuses on one of the most compelling environmental challenges of the 21st century: the conservation of ecosystems. The objective of this strategy is to slow this degradation ...

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Encyclopedia of Life Redesigned and Expanded

The Encyclopedia of Life, which offers information on nearly 700,000 species, launched a redesigned and expanded website. Read More

Map on Coral Reef Systems Bolsters Conservation Efforts

Working in collaboration with other organizations, the Wildlife Conservation Society mapped coral systems and their exposure to stress factors. Read More

New Data on Coral Reef Systems Bolster Conservation Efforts

This report, produced in part by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society, studies the exposure of the world's corals to stress factors and identifies areas where those factors can be locally managed. Read More

Study Shows Significant Economic Value of Jamaica’s Threatened Coral Reefs

Tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection represent just three of the many culturally and economically important services reef ecosystems provide in Jamaica, according to a MacArthur-supported report. Read More

Saving Coral Reefs

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Modern Fish Communities Live Fast and Die Young Due to Overfishing

Fishing pressures have created fish communities that contain more species with shorter life spans, faster growth rates, smaller average sizes, and fewer top predators, according to a new MacArthur-supported study by the Wildlife Conservation Society that ... 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, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Coastal Marine)
Portrait of Stephen E. Cornelius

Stephen E. Cornelius

Program Officer, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Latin America)
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Asia)
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Conservation & Sustainable Development (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