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 & Sustainable Development White Papers

A collection of research, the white papers below cover a broad spectrum of work conducted within the conservation & sustainable development program. Read More

Breakthrough in Monitoring Tropical Deforestation

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science has launched a new website featuring its technology that maps and monitors forests with satellite imagery. Read More
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Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon. Read More

Bolivian Municipalities Develop Plans to Protect the Andes

MacArthur grantee The Nature Conservancy and its partner PROMETA contributed to plans to protect more than two million acres in the Bolivian Andes. Read More

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Staff

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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, Conservation and Sustainable Development (Coastal Marine)
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Stephen E. Cornelius

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

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

Program Officer, Conservation & Sustainable Development (Great Lakes of Africa)
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant