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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Building a Movement to Represent Madagascar’s Small-Scale Fishing Communities

Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, has a large coastal population heavily dependent on wild fisheries for income and subsistence. A significant proportion of these fishing communities in the country, one of the world's ...
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Integrating Health and Conservation Work Improves Outcomes

A study investigates the impact (HoPE-LVB)—a Pathfinder International project that integrates reproductive health concerns, economic opportunity, and conservation of biodiversity in Uganda and Kenya.
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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"

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Related Grantee: Conservation Strategy Fund

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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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