Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment. Read our strategy and the current status of our work

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Study Finds Hope for Amphibians Battling Deadly Fungus

Climate change may make environmental conditions for the deadly chytrid fungus, which is killing amphibians worldwide, unsuitable in some regions and could stave off spread of the disease in African amphibian populations. Read More
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Local Marine Conservation Efforts Get Boost in West Papua

A small grants program is providing for mangrove planting, turtle conservation, and coral rehabilitation, among other efforts to support the conservation of marine environments in Birds Head Seascape, West Papua, Indonesia. Read More
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Ecuador Declares New Nature Reserve in Heavily Deforested Area

The Ecuadorian government has approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, protecting 16,800 hectares of cloud forests and mountains on the Pacific slope of the Andes. Read More
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Southeast Asia’s Largest Waterbird Colony Protected by Cambodia

Southeast Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 53,000 acre Prek Toal located near Tonlé Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the government of Cambodia. Read More
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Birds Provide Insights Into Climate Change

Birds and their behavior are providing vital insights into how climate change is threatening species, habitats, and communities worldwide, according to a report by Birdlife International. Read More

Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there. Read More
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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

Christopher Holtz

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Chantell Johnson

Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation