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

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"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
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Announcement of the Encyclopedia of Life

On May 9, 2007, the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life was announced. Spurred by a $10 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and $2.5 million from the Alfred P ...

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"Former Enemies Rwanda and Burundi Sign Conservation Pact"

From the Environmental News Service
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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, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Janice A. Dunbar

Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Renee Munro

Executive Secretary
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer