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Guide Details How to Talk to Americans About Climate Change

The Connecting on Climate guide includes 10 principles for effective climate change communication based on research from a range of social science fields including psychology, anthropology, communications, and behavioral economics. Read More
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Online Tool Tracks Climate Change Responses By State

The MacArthur-supported State Adaptation Progress Tracker is intended to hold states and policymakers accountable to the plans they develop to respond to climate change. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Identifies Key Biodiversity Areas in Africa’s Great Lakes

The strategy aims to reduce pressure from development and climate, and assist the region’s developing countries in making development sustainable. Read More
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Madagascar to Triple Country’s Marine Protected Areas

Madagascar has committed to triple the country’s marine protected areas and establish a legal framework to protect community management of fishing grounds. Read More
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Indonesia Conducts Largest Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts

A recent arrest confiscated 227 pounds of gill plates, the appendages that filter the plankton on which they feed and that are in demand in Chinese markets for use in a health tonic. Read More
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Study Warns of Environmental Damage From Proposed Jamaican Port

A cost-effectiveness assessment of four potential sites for a proposed transshipment port in Jamaica shows that the environmental damage to building the port at Goat Islands would be three times greater than that at other sites. Read More
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Network Links Madagascar’s Environment and Health Sectors

A new network in Madagascar aims to bring a multi-faceted approach to sustainable development by combining health education and services with natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Read More

"Busting Indonesia’s Manta Gill Trade"

National Geographic
Related Grantee: Wildlife Conservation Society
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Protecting People and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

A video snapshot of Pathfinder International’s Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project, an integrated population, health, and environment project supported by MacArthur. Read More
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Announcing $3.4 Million in Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

The new grants invest in research, policy, and practice that help conserve natural and productive ecosystems in the face of growing threats from climate change and development in the region. Read More

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 Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Rossi M. Polenica

Program Assistant
Portrait of Barbara A. Taylor

Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant