Conservation

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Steve Cornelius Named Conservation And Sustainable Development Program Officer

In his position, Cornelius will contribute to MacArthur's goal of helping to preserve ecosystems and to support local institutions and their international allies for the long-term protection of the regions biodiversity. Read More

New Forestry School in Bhutan

MacArthur has announced a grant of $1.5 million to the Royal Government of Bhutan to establish a new forestry school that will train conservationists and managers for the countrys forest nature reserves Read More

World in the Balance

It took all of human history until the year 1804 for our population to reach its first billion. Now a billion new people are added every dozen years. In the industrialized world—Japan, Europe, and the ...

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Protecting Marine Ecosystems in Melanesia

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling more than $4 million to help protect the marine ecosystems of Melanesia, a region of 1,600 islands that stretch 3,000 miles across the South Pacific. Read More

Edens Lost and Found: Restoring and Sustaining Urban Ecosystems

Edens Lost & Found, a four-hour PBS series, showcases extraordinary stories of environmental rebirth in four very different American cities. Each one-hour program examines the unique environmental, economic and social issues that each of these great cities ...

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Protecting the Biodiversity of Madagascar

MacArthur has announced four grants totaling $1.6 million in support of conservation and sustainable development efforts in Madagascar. Read More

Conservation and Sustainable Development Projects in the Northern Andes Region

MacArthur has announced 14 grants totaling more than $3.6 million in support of conservation and sustainable development projects in the tropical Northern Andes region of Ecuador and Colombia. Read More

Thirst

Examining water conflicts in Bolivia, India and Stockton, California, Thirst shows that popular opposition to the privatization of water sparks remarkable coalitions that cross partisan lines. When it comes to water, many people demand local control ...

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Farming the Seas

Aquaculture was supposed to take the pressure off ocean fish stocks and help avert a global food shortage, but many experts now believe that some forms of fish farming are actually creating more problems than they ...

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Grants for Conservation and Sustainable Development Work in Asia And Africa

MacArthur has announced 15 grants totaling nearly $4.5 million in support of conservation and sustainable development work in the Eastern Himalaya region in Southeast Asia and the Albertine Rift area of Central Africa. Support for ... Read More