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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
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development. Read More

Carnegie Airborne Observatory Keeps Tabs on Amazon's Ecosystem

Using a spectrometer and a small plane that bounces lasers off the jungle floor 400,000 times per second, researchers have shed light on both the incredible diversity and increased deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest. Read More

Research to Aid in Caribbean Reef Restoration

A 14-year, MacArthur-supported study in Belize has found that fishing closures produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species but only a minimal increase in herbivorous fish. Read More
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Chicago Arts and Culture Groups and International Collaborations

MacArthur awarded $504,000 in new grants to 12 Chicago arts and culture organizations to conduct collaborations with arts groups in nine countries. Read More

Foundations Unite to Protect the Amazonian Rainforest

MacArthur hosted the Funders of the Amazon Basin, a group composed of six foundations working to address increasing rainforest degradation in the Amazon. Read More

Advancing Accountability for Atrocity Crimes in Latin America

George Washington University’s National Security Archive was featured on PRI’s The World to discuss the progress being made to advance accountability for atrocity crimes in Latin America. Read More

Technology Supports Better Forest Management

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science's imaging spectrometer has proven successful in instantly gathering a vast amount of information about unexplored tracts of tropical rainforest. Read More

Grantee Organizes Trip to Cuba on Oil Drilling Emergency Preparedness

The Environmental Defense Fund organized a meeting with Cuban authorities and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bill Reilly to discuss solutions for emergency preparedness in light of trade sanctions. Read More