Grantee Profile

Conservation International

Grants to Conservation International

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $1,700,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 3 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

  • $25,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years, 5 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — 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.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Conservation International $6,625,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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