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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
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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More
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MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

MacArthur announced a new $176-million, ten-year commitment to conservation and sustainable development and a new, broader strategy. Read More

Study Shows Significant Economic Value of Jamaica’s Threatened Coral Reefs

Tourism, fisheries, and shoreline protection represent just three of the many culturally and economically important services reef ecosystems provide in Jamaica, according to a MacArthur-supported report. Read More

Benetech Helps Establish “Forced Disappearance” as a Crime in Guatemala

Using statistical analysis of evidence from the Guatemalan National Police Archives, MacArthur grantee Benetech helped convict and sentence two policemen for the disappearance of a prominent union leader. Read More

New Book Draws on Conservation Grantee's Assessment

"Climate Change Effects on the Biodiversity of the Tropical Andes" draws on MacArthur-supported work by the Inter-American Instute for Global Change Research to offer an integrative analysis of climate change and biodiversity in the tropical Andes. Read More