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Mapping Project Reveals Gold Mining Ravaging Peru

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon. 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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13 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded up to $1.5 Million Each

MacArthur named 13 organizations in five countries as recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The Award recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Fund Report on Roads in the Amazon Basin

The Conservation Strategy Fund has published a report on the high level of environmental risk associated with continued road construction in the Amazon basin. Read More
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Assessing Biodiversity Vulnerability in the Tropical Andes

A grantee's report examines advances in climate change analysis and presents a five-tiered approach to studying regions renowned for exceptional biodiversity. Read More
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Impact of Transnational Crime on Migration

The growth of organized crime in Mexico and Central America has led to an increase in violence and insecurity, posing challenges to citizens, public security forces, and travelers. Read More
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Video: Sustainable Hydro-Development for Ecosystem Protection

A video produced by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) illuminates innovative tools and techniques for operating dams that help protect and restore ecological systems and support human food production. Read More
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Border Insecurity in Central America’s Northern Triangle

This report outlines the long-standing pattern of government inattention to these border regions, probing the root causes that range from institutional, economic, and resource challenges to corruption and weak government structures. Read More
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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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Assessing Progress and Needed Reforms in Central America, Mexico

Two reports issued by the Regional Migration Study Group explore economic and social issues that may impact migration in Mexico and Central America. Read More
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Colombian University Launches Master’s in Development Practice Program

A coalition of schools at the Universidad de los Andes are launching a two-year Master’s in Development Practice degree geared toward mid-career professionals. 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