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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Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

The three marine parks total more than 1,200 square miles in size and are located along the west coast of Madagascar in what is known as the Mozambique Channel, home to the world’s second-most ... Read More

RT @natureserve: Our Chief Scientist, Healy Hamilton, will be addressing climate change @urichmond Climate Symposium today. Learn more

RT @EcoMarketplace: Cities like Philadelphia & D.C. are discovering #greeninfrastructure can lower stormwater costs.

.@carnegiescience's carbon maps confirm illegal deforestation in Peru: via @GuardianUS

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Forest Trends, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Forest Trends is bringing the value of forests into the modern economy. Watch


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
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Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer