Conservation & Sustainable Development

Preserving ecosystems and species, and promoting development that respects the environment Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Research Finds Model for Sustainable Fishing in Coral Reefs

A 20-year study of Kenyan reefs generated a mathematical model for sustainable fishing to maintain reef ecology, which helps mitigate the threat reefs face from climate change.
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Minimizing Hydropower Impacts on Ecosystems

For the past decade, MacArthur’s Conservation and Sustainable Development program has focused on freshwater conservation and the services it provides, such as healthy fish populations that promise food and generate income for surrounding communities.
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Livelihoods at Risk as Freshwater Species in Africa’s Largest Lake Face Extinction

Seventy-six percent of the freshwater species in East Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin are threatened with extinction, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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Story Series Examines Common Conservation Strategies

A seven-part series by nonprofit news outlet Mongabay examines the effectiveness of six common conservation strategies.

"How Big Forests Solve Global Problems"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Conservation Strategy Fund
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State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

A study by Global Greengrants Fund shows that women are at the forefront of environmental action locally and globally, and funders are providing more than $100 million each year to support the intersection of women and ...
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Post-Conflict Bird Tourism Could Bring Economic Benefit to Colombia

An analysis by the Conservation Strategy Fund finds that more than 278,000 North American bird watchers are interested in visiting Colombia, following a 2016 peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas.

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
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Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation
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