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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Helping Threatened Ecosystems & Societies Adapt to Climate Change

Recognizing the significant impacts climate change is already having on both nature and people, MacArthur announced it is providing $2 million to the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Read More

"E.O. Wilson on Ants and God and Us"

From the Tampa Bay Times Read More

"Annual Value of Belize Reefs Runs into Many Millions"

From the Rainforest Portal
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Preserving Biodiversity Around the World

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of biodiversity preservation around the world, visit http://www.macfound.org/conservation.

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Fenosoa Andriamahenina of the Tany Meva Foundation

The Tany Meva Foundation, Madagascar's first environmental foundation, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008. Watch

$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Climate Plenary

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews how the Foundation's thinking about conservation has evolved, outlines its grantmaking strategy in the area, and announces a $50 million commitment to climate change adaptation. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Barry Lowenkron

Barry Lowenkron

Vice President, 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
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant