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Project Links Vitality of Coastal Areas with Economic Goals

MacArthur grantee World Resources Institute has developed the Coastal Capital project to help governments in the Caribbean understand the economic benefits of environmental protection. Read More

Independent Evaluation of Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants (2000-2009) for the MacArthur Foundation

This report presents findings of an independent evaluation of MacArthur’s conservation and sustainable development grantmaking program. Responses to key evaluation questions have been included under four headings: Approach — has grantmaking been well planned? Deployment — can ... Read More
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Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Madagascar

Several MacArthur grantees work with the people of Madagascar to develop more sustainable habits of mangrove harvesting. Read More

Program Educates Cubans about How to Monitor Bird Species

MacArthur grantee Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, in conjunction with Cuba’s Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity, has developed a bird conservation education program that has reached over 70,000 people. Read More

Peru Awards Stewardship of Wetlands in Amazon to Indigenous Communities

Based on the efforts of MacArthur grantees the World Wildlife Fund and E-Tech, several indigenous communities in Peru have been given stewardship by the government of one of the most important wetlands in the Amazon. Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development White Papers

A collection of research, the white papers below cover a broad spectrum of work conducted within the conservation & sustainable development program. Read More

Breakthrough in Monitoring Tropical Deforestation

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science has launched a new website featuring its technology that maps and monitors forests with satellite imagery. Read More

University-Based Reporting Could Keep Journalism Alive

The Chronicle of Higher Education
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Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon. Read More

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