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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First-ever Convening Offers Lessons in Fisheries Management

Community managers of coastal areas around the world recently gathered for the first time to exchange experiences in local fisheries management at the MacArthur-supported IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. Read More
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Surprise Species at Risk From Climate Change

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is one of the largest of its kind and assesses all the world's birds, amphibians and corals. Read More

"Mercury Rising"

From Living Bird
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"Ecosystems and Us: A New Conservation Science Ties it All Together"

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Magazine Read More
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Field Museum Helps Women Earn Living in Amazon Region

Income generated from the project promotes the community's objective to deepen cultural values and manage natural resources sustainably in the face of threats to their livelihood and ecosystems of the region. Read More
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Report Identifies Models, Gaps in How Communities Adapt to Climate Change

The ways in which society is responding to climate change in the planning and management of cities, agriculture, and natural resources are examined in The State of Adaptation in the United States. Read More

"International Rivers Gets a MacArthur Prize"

From the San Francisco Chronicle
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Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (COFAN)

Preserving natural resources and the future of an indigenous people

Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (Foundation for the Survival of the Cofán People) is an indigenous support organization that focuses on ...

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International Rivers

In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, International Rivers protects rivers and human rights threatened by some of the world's most potentially destructive dam projects. Watch

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