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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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development. Read More
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MacArthur Awards $5.5 Million to Support Conservation Policy Research and Analysis

MacArthur's 25-year support of conservation efforts around the world continues with three grants for global policy research and analysis projects to help inform and respond to increased pressures from development and climate change. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.

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Carnegie Airborne Observatory Keeps Tabs on Amazon's Ecosystem

Using a spectrometer and a small plane that bounces lasers off the jungle floor 400,000 times per second, researchers have shed light on both the incredible diversity and increased deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest. Read More

Mekong Governments Delay Xayaburi Dam

International Rivers and other MacArthur-supported groups provided research on the potential environmental risks posed by hydropower dams in the region. Read More

Research to Aid in Caribbean Reef Restoration

A 14-year, MacArthur-supported study in Belize has found that fishing closures produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species but only a minimal increase in herbivorous fish. Read More

The Big Idea: Saving Forests

From National Geographic Read More

The Amazon Dieback Scenario

From the New York Times Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

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 Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer