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Conservationists Chronicle the Staggering Diversity of Wildlife in Bolivian Park

Scientists from a coalition of conservation groups, including MacArthur-supported Wildlife Conservation Society, released a compendium of species found in the 19,000 square-kilometer park Read More
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U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Needed on Offshore Drilling Safety

In Bridging the Gulf, the Environmental Defense Fund finds that current U.S. policy toward Cuba prevents oil companies operating off Cuba’s coast from accessing American equipment and expertise in the event of an oil ... Read More
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Local Fijian Communities Play Critical Role in Maintaining Global Biodiversity

A study finds that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation’s efforts to protect marine habitats. Read More
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Affordable Multifamily Properties to Benefit from City of Chicago Retrofit Initiative

The City of Chicago has launched the Residential Partnership to accelerate the number of retrofits being completed in single family and multifamily apartment buildings. Read More
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Modeling Ecological and Economic Changes in Cambodia

The Boston University Department of Biology is developing new computational modeling to improve scientific understanding of water and fisheries resource use in Cambodia’s Tonle Sap region. Read More
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Remote Sensing Technology Creates High Definition Maps of Sensitive Ecosystems

By accurately fusing several data streams from different remote sensing sources, MacArthur-grantee the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is able to create multi-dimensional maps of ecological systems. Read More
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The Future of International Development

Through its Frontiers in Development initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development is examining issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development. Read More
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Smarter Nets Equal Bigger Fish, Higher Income

Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries in Kenya. Read More
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Protected Areas in Africa’s Albertine Rift Continue to Support Wildlife

A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society, both MacArthur grantees, finds that strong management of the areas has preserved regional wildlife. Read More
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Even Brief Fishing Season Can Prove Long-Term Detriment to Protected Marine Areas

A study by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners found that the opening of a protected Fijan coral reef for a brief fishing season significantly depleted wildlife in the area. Read More
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Report Calls for More Adaptive Conservation Management

In a MacArthur-supported paper, the Environmental Law Institute notes an inability on the part of nature system managers to adjust to the threats posed to biodiversity by climate change. Read More
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Report Suggests Options for Managing Protected Marine Areas in Madagascar

A study by MacArthur grantees the University of California, Berkeley and the Wildlife Conservation Society uses a new methodology to suggest several options for managing marine life protection on Madagascar's west coast. Read More