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Helping Threatened Ecosystems & Societies Adapt to Climate Change

Recognizing the significant impacts climate change is already having on both nature and people, MacArthur announced it is providing $2 million to the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Read More

The Science, Technology and Security (STS) Initiative

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation launched the Science, Technology and Security Initiative in 2003 to develop and maintain a cadre of scientists and other technical experts Read More

$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Climate Plenary

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews how the Foundation's thinking about conservation has evolved, outlines its grantmaking strategy in the area, and announces a $50 million commitment to climate change adaptation. Read More

World’s Largest Science Festival Begins This Week in Chicago

The world’s largest science celebration kicked off today with an experiment involving city and civic leaders riding a fleet of more than 20 stationary bicycles to power a press conference. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses Science Chicago, which will educate, inspire, and change lives, reaching out to four million people – 700,000 of them children and teenagers – with thousands of inter-related activities and events. Read More

Civic Leaders Announce Unprecedented Year-Long Initiative: World’s Largest Science Celebration

Chicago’s leading scientific, academic, corporate and non-profit institutions gathered to announce plans for the world’s largest science celebration, scheduled to launch this fall. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Press Announcement of Science Chicago

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces the Foundation's support for Science Chicago. Read More

White House Needs Science and Tech Expertise

The White House lacks the science and technology expertise necessary to adequately address key policy issues, from energy and the environment to national security, according to a new report from the Woodrow Wilson Center for International ... Read More

Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species. Read More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Receives Support for Conserving Biodiversity Hotspots

MacArthur recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to help conserve biodiversity hotspots, the most threatened and biologically rich areas on Earth. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

“Science, Education, and International Cooperation,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how science can catalyze partnerships between nations, particularly in civil society and higher education. Read More

Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases and the Biology of Parasite Vectors

To fight parasitic diseases like malaria, the Foundation supported the science underlying prevention by applying the tools of molecular biology and genetics. Read More