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Critical Report on Deforestation Prompts Rubber Giant to Engage With Conservation Groups

A large Vietnamese rubber producer is beginning to constructively engage with conservation groups in Cambodia following a critical report by MacArthur-supported Global Witness. Read More
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Colombia Giving Greater Scrutiny to Mining Projects

After years of green-lighting large gold, copper, nickel, and coal mining projects, Colombia's central government and local authorities appear to be exercising more caution now as concerns grow about the potential impacts on air and ... Read More
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Inadequate Conservation Funding Contributing to Biodiversity Declines

A MacArthur-supported study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences finds that the 40 most severely underfunded countries contain nearly one-third of all threatened mammals. Read More
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Interactive Database Details Chinese Lending in Latin America

China has made more than $87 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries. In 2010, it committed more than the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and US Export-Import Bank combined. Read More
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Database Project Reveals Diversity of Bolivian Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society has published a large database of mammals in Bolivia, shedding light on the poorly known yet vast wildlife diversity of the South American country. Read More
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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

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