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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High-tech Maps of Forest Diversity Identify New Conservation Targets

Remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru are testing the strength of current forest protections and identifying new regions for conservation efforts, according to a report by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory. Read More
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Economic Tools for Conservation

A two-week course at the University of California Berkeley by the Conservation Strategy Fund will focus on how to use economics to be more strategic and successful in conservation work, and transform how environmental issues are ... Read More
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Video: Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Tropical Andes

Scientists, policymakers, community representatives, and civil society work together under a MacArthur-supported project managed by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Tropical Andes. Read More
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Whale Sharks, Winghead Sharks, and Bornean Orangutans Slide Towards Extinction

An updated Red List assessment finds that growing human pressures on whale sharks, wing head sharks, and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at increasing risk of extinction. Read More
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Most Biodiverse Countries Spending the Least on Conservation, Study Finds

Countries near or in the tropics, where most of the world’s diversity is located, spent the least on biodiversity conservation. Read More
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UN Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Takes Effect

The Port State Measures Agreement, an international treaty intended to help stop illegal fishing, officially entered into force after 30 governments ratified the treaty. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer
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Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
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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