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Conservation International

Arlington, Virginia
www.conservation.org

Conservation International was awarded $68,246,340 between 1986 and 2018, including 64 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$326,000

2018 • 3 years 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) is an international conservation organization that uses science, policy, and global reach to empower people and protect nature. For over a decade, CI has been working in the northern region of Madagascar to address degradation of marine resources, restore fisheries, and increase fish production for both ecological and human well-being. This award supports CI to strengthen and expand a critically important marine protected area in addition to increasing local awareness of the protected area process, building capacity, and ultimately empowering local communities to take ownership and effectively manage their marine resources. This project also intends to secure a renewable wind energy supply in nearby villages used to power infrastructure necessary for commercial fishery production and export such as cold storage and packing equipment.

$3,000,000

2017 • 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) seeks to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and global biodiversity for the well-being of humanity. The MacArthur Foundation is contributing $3 million to the Blue Abadi Fund, a conservation trust fund that will support recurring management costs in the Birds Head Seascape. CI is working with the private sector, public agencies, and the philanthropic community to capitalize a $38 million endowment to provide long-term recurring funding to marine protected area management authorities and critical local conservation partners in the region. The Fund includes an existing small grants mechanism, begun in 2015 with MacArthur funding, to directly support community-based initiatives.

$1,600,000

2016 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) seeks to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and global biodiversity for the well-being of humanity. With this grant, CI is supporting sustainable development options for Suriname by consolidating the South Suriname Conservation Corridor, a model for indigenous natural resource governance, which generates over 70% of Suriname's freshwater and stores 5.2 Gigatons of carbon. CI is providing technical assistance to both the Wayana and Trio indigenous communities and the Suriname government to develop a long-term financial model and policy proposal, sustainable livelihood opportunities, and participatory local management. These efforts safeguard a diverse intact forest landscape and provide an important model for securing and financing indigenous conservation. This work explicitly complements the efforts of Amazon Conservation Team in the South Suriname Conservation Corridor, consolidating a model for effective indigenous-led conservation that can be replicated at scale. 

The project also supports complementary activities for mobilizing technology and constituencies to conserve intact forests: 1) a virtual reality film highlighting the values of intact forests, and 2) a convening of thought leaders around the use of deep learning in conservation of intact ecosystems.

$400,000

2015 • 4 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) is a non-governmental organization that works to ensure a healthy, productive planet for everyone. CI has a long-standing program in Madagascar, with a focus on improving marine conservation in the northern region through improved management of the large Ambodivahibe Bay marine protected area. This award supports CI Madagascar to work with over twenty Locally Managed Marine Areas operating within this protected area to develop their capacity to manage their fisheries independently, improve fishers’ access to markets and their engagement with export companies, and develop reliable and renewable access to electricity to preserve catch.

$350,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International seeks to empower societies to care for nature for the well-being of humanity and has worked to slow deforestation and preserve ecosystems in Bolivia since 1987. In this project, the organization is evaluating, improving, and expanding a conservation incentive and poverty reduction program called COMSERBO by 100,000 hectares in the Bolivian Amazon. Expanding COMSERBO and linking it with national policies makes it the first replicable model of its kind for community-based climate change resilience across the Bolivia Amazon and Andes.

$1,700,000

2015 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) works to empower societies to care for nature for the well-being of humanity. CI and its partners are advancing scientific understanding of the ecology of the aquatic ecosystems of the Lower Mekong and quantifying the impacts of hydropower, large-scale agriculture development, and climate change on the ecosystem. The intended outcome of the project is an improved policy framework in Cambodia, which minimizes and mitigates the impacts of these pressures on the Tonle Sap, its watershed and the Mekong River system.

$2,000,000

2015 • 2 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) works to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. CI is a leader in the field of forest carbon financing, working with local partners and communities to develop over 20 forest carbon projects in 12 countries since 2009. The award contributes to addressing two key issues affecting the potential forests hold to play a significant role in climate change mitigation efforts: lack of financing for forest carbon conservation at scale and the limited number of forest carbon projects that can access market financing.

$1,000,000

2015 • 4 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International works to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the well-being of humanity. Habitat loss, especially conversion to agriculture, is the greatest threat to biodiversity and sustainable development. The Vital Signs monitoring system tracks impacts of agricultural intensification and expansion. National teams, using up-to-date technology and trained to implement standard protocols, measure a suite of agricultural, environmental, and socioeconomic variables. These data enable decision-makers to evaluate trade-offs among agricultural development, biodiversity and ecosystem services, and livelihoods of smallholder farmers. This award enables Conservation International to extend the monitoring system to an eighth country: Rwanda.

$400,000

2014 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) is a pioneer in linking nature and the well-being of humanity with a focus on water, food and climate security. CI strives to conserve biodiversity that sustains ecosystem functions. In conjunction with the Government of Rwanda CI will assess the feasibility of designing a payment for ecosystem services mechanism. This will include arranging an exchange visit to see firsthand the successful Socio Bosque program in Ecuador to learn from and replicate the lessons learned. This mechanism will be tested with the community neighboring Rugezi Marsh, through establishing pilot conservation agreements in collaboration with the International Crane Foundation/ Endangered Wildlife Trust Partnership.

$400,000

2014 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International will develop and manage a Bird's Head Seascape Innovation Small Grants Facility, in consultation with provincial government staff and independent experts. Small grants to local groups will foster innovation in fisheries management and build the capacity of local conservation partners.

$200,000

2014 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International is an international organization that has worked in Ecuador since 2001 on conservation corridor planning, focusing on coastal Ecuador and the southern Amazon region. The purpose of this grant is to create a web portal for archiving and accessing conservation data and strengthen provincial and municipal development planner's capacity to effectively use these data to promote ecosystem conservation for human well-being in the Ecuador portion of the Mira watershed.

$150,000

2013 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) works to ensure a healthy and productive planet for us all. This grant will support efforts to strengthen community-led efforts to sustainably manage marine resources at eight Locally-Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) around Ambodivahibe in western Madagascar. The project contributes directly to the foundation's coastal marine goal to slow the decline of coastal ecosystem services from fisheries by building a policy and economic environment supportive of local fisheries management; building awareness of the threats to coastal fisheries and policies that support local management; and building capacity of communities to implement local fisheries management.

$25,000

2013 • 2 years 6 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the well-being of humanity. It focuses on water, food, and climate security, and conserving the biodiversity that sustains ecosystem function. The purpose of the grant is to design a new program, Agriculture by Design, a collaborative framework for deciding how and where to increase food production and where and which ecosystems need to be conserved or restored for people to thrive. The project will produce a global map and strategy for Agriculture by Design, identifying concrete and spatially explicit scenarios for sustainable agricultural intensification.

$430,000

2013 • 2 years 5 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia's Fisheries Administration to maintain fisheries productivity and conserve aquatic biodiversity in the Tonle Sap Lake. The grant will support efforts to demonstrate how improved resource management can reduce pressure on natural ecosystems and increase fisheries productivity in the Tonle Sap. The target area for the project is the Kampong Prak Fish Sanctuary and surrounding areas of community fisheries for three communities and flooded forest. CI will pursue this goal by demonstrating successful practices in target communities and leveraging those results with integrated conservation planning and policy development support.

$150,000

2013 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International is working in partnership a coalition of NGOs to support Indonesia's Ministry of Marine Affairs to reform the county's elasmobranch fishery and bring national-level protections to key threatened species of sharks and rays. The grant will support efforts to raise awareness of a new ministerial regulation on shark and ray protection. Grant funds will be used to hold at least three large public consultations in key elasmobranch fishery regions (i.e., Papua, Lesser Sundas, and South Java); implement a major national outreach campaign (using both television and social networking with Indonesian celebrities as champions), and collect additional primary data to solidify the numbers on population sizes in Indonesia and current rates of decline.

$600,000

2012 • 3 years 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International (CI) works to empower societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature and global biodiversity for the well-being of humanity. The purpose of this grant is to design appropriate incentives for small scale farmers to adopt sustainable agricultural practices that improve the health of ecosystems in three key watersheds in the Great Lakes region which are targeted for agricultural intensification under the second Green Revolution. Within the selected watersheds, CI will establish models for incentives that promote environmental stewardship that is widely applicable in the Great Lakes region and to Sub-Saharan Africa more broadly; monitor the status and trends in the health of ecosystems and the services they provide across landscapes that are undergoing agricultural intensification; and share this information with a broad audience, including policymakers in the region.

$410,000

2012 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

The purpose of this grant is to create a platform for discussion among African heads of state and the private sector on the subject of the role of natural capital in sustainable development. This platform and dialogue will continue over the next three years, and funds from the Foundation will support an initial six-month phase, including the convening of a high-level Summit for Sustainability in Africa and follow-up activities that support the long-term development of the dialogue.

$425,000

2012 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

Conservation International administers the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). CEPF is a donor partnership to which MacArthur has contributed $37M for CEPF to date. The grant will support local civil society through CEPF's existing small grants mechanism with grants up to $20,000 in the four countries of the Lower Mekong Region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam).

$500,000

2011 • 1 year 5 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To launch and place into operation the Pacific Oceanscape Framework, a large-scale ocean management initiative endorsed by leaders of fifteen Pacific island countries.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To update the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Ecosystem Profile for Indo-Burma.

$600,000

2011 • 3 years 1 month • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To monitor biodiversity and ecosystem services in the context of climate change and agricultural intensification (over three years).

$200,000

2010 • 2 years 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To design, test, and monitor the effectiveness of site based ecosystem based approaches to climate change adaptation in Cambodia (over two years).

$500,000

2010 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To safeguard globally threatened amphibians through the creation and improved management of protected areas designed to incorporate gradients of altitude and landscape features that will allow for adaptation to climate change (over three years).

$250,000

2010 • 3 years 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To foster the sustainable development and financing of Fiji's Locally Managed Marine Areas network through targeted research, monitoring, and outreach (over three years).

$300,000

2009 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support efforts to protect a key biodiversity area in the Lower Mekong through scientific research, community engagement, law enforcement, and protected area status (over three years).

$650,000

2008 • 2 years 7 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of climate change adaptation for conservation in Madagascar (over two years).

$200,000

2006 • 2 years 3 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of integrating climate change into the Durban Vision in Madagascar (over two years).

$12,000,000

2006 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

In support of continuation of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (over three years).

$25,000,000

2001 • 5 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To create the Critical Ecosystems Partnership Fund.

$5,000,000

2000 • 1 year • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To support capital and core expenses to conserve threatened areas that are rich in biodiversity and to promote sustainable development among local populations.

$185,000

2000 • 3 years 8 months • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a sustainable economic development program in the buffer zones of the Bahuaja Sonene National Park and the Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone in southeastern Peru (over three years).

$50,000

1999 • 1 year

To develop and produce a map describing global priority areas for biodiversity conservation.

$400,000

1999 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support conservation awareness campaigns in several global priority countries (over three years).

$300,000

1998 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a training program in conservation biology in Irian Jaya, marine conservation efforts in Papua New Guinea, and sustainable economic development activities in Melanesia (over three years).

$150,000

1998 • 1 year

To work with the Colombian Coffee Federation to develop regionally appropriate practices for sustainable coffee production in Colombia (over two years).

$25,000

1998 • 1 year

To reanalyze global priority areas for conservation of biological diversity and set priorities for conservation activity.

$130,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a conservation and sustainable development program in the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone in Peru (over three years).

$135,000

1997 • 1 year

To support a resource extraction and conservation policy monitoring program (over two years).

$45,000

1997 • 1 year

To support conservation and sustainable development programs in the Tambopata-Candamo Reserved Zone in the Madre de Dios region.

$145,000

1996 • 1 year

To support a conservation policy program in Brazil's Atlantic Forest region (over three years).

$30,000

1996 • 1 year

To launch a shade coffee farming initiative in Mexico and Guatemala.

$70,000

1995 • 1 year

To support a conservation program in the Solomon Islands and New Caledonia (over three years).

$150,000

1995 • 1 year

To support a village-based conservation, training, and development program in Papua New Guinea (over three years).

$205,000

1994 • 1 year

To support biodiversity policy programs focusing on the Global Environmental Facility (over two years).

$80,000

1994 • 1 year

To support testing and use of training materials incorporating a gender perspective in the Madre de Dios region of Peru.

$210,000

1994 • 1 year

To integrate training for Latin American scientists into the activities of the Rapid Assessment Program (over two years).

$25,000

1993 • 1 year

To support the Peru program, addressing conservation and sustainable development issues in the Tambopata Candamo Reserved Zone of southeastern Peru.

$75,000

1993 • 1 year

To support ecological research and community development in the Palawan region in northeastern Luzon, Philippines (over three years).

$140,000

1993 • 1 year

To support the rapid assessment team of biological survey researchers.

$250,000

1993 • 1 year

To establish a regional network of NGOs in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru to develop economic alternatives to deforestation by focusing on specific non-timber forest products (over five years).

$240,000

1992 • 1 year

To support the integrated conservation program in the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas, including land-use planning, resource management, environmental education, research, training for reserve guards, and conservation-based economic development (over three years).

$215,000

1992 • 1 year

To support an integrated Atlantic Forest conservation program.

$160,000

1992 • 1 year

To support a joint program by five conservation and scientific organizations to foster long-term conservation of Papua New Guinea's biological diversity.

$200,000

1992 • 1 year

To support a joint program conducted by four organizations to build the capacity of the smaller Melanesian countries (the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Fiji) to achieve biodiversity conservation and sustainable economic development.

$120,000

1991 • 1 year

To support a debt-for-nature program.

$140,000

1990 • 1 year

For bridge support to the Rapid Assessment Program.

$110,000

1990 • 1 year

To support a Madagascar conservation program (over three years).

$680,000

1990 • 1 year

To support a rapid biological survey program to establish global conservation priorities (over three years).

$417,500

1989 • 2 years

To support the Tropical Andean Conservation Program (over three years).

$760,000

1989 • 2 years 1 month

$760, To support the Brazil program dealing with conservation science and action (over three years).

$550,000

1989 • 2 years 1 month

To support the Selva Lacandona Conservation Program (over three years).

$2,350,000

1988 • 2 years 1 month

To support the ecosystem conservation program (over three years).

$412,840

1987 • 1 year 2 months

To support the Puerto Rico component of the Caribbean Area Program and to build a center of excellence.

$225,000

1986 • 2 years 3 months

To support a program to train conservation professionals from the Neotropics and to support smaller conservation organizations in Central and South America, as well as in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands (over three years).

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