Conservation & Sustainable Development

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

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"International Rivers Gets a MacArthur Prize"

From the San Francisco Chronicle
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Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (COFAN)

Preserving natural resources and the future of an indigenous people

Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (Foundation for the Survival of the Cofán People) is an indigenous support organization that focuses on ...

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International Rivers

In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, International Rivers protects rivers and human rights threatened by some of the world's most potentially destructive dam projects. Watch
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Strategic Communications Initiative Aims to Build Support for Climate Solutions in US

MomentUs is designed to build a game-changing increase in personal and institutional support for climate change solutions. Read More
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Ten Principles Can Guide Business and Biodiversity Offsets

A set of ten fundamental principles can help companies, governments and civil society preserve biodiversity, according to an updated report by Forest Trends, a MacArthur grantee. Read More
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MacArthur Announces Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

MacArthur announced 15 grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of conservation and sustainable development in the southern Tropical Andes. Read More
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Mangrove Alliance Website Launched as Resource for Preservation

Birdlife International has launched the Neotropical Mangrove Conservation Alliance, also known simply as the Mangrove Alliance, as an online resource to foster the preservation of endangered mangrove habitats. Read More
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Conservation Strategy Fund Report on Roads in the Amazon Basin

The Conservation Strategy Fund has published a report on the high level of environmental risk associated with continued road construction in the Amazon basin. Read More
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Assessing Biodiversity Vulnerability in the Tropical Andes

A grantee's report examines advances in climate change analysis and presents a five-tiered approach to studying regions renowned for exceptional biodiversity. Read More
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Video: Sustainable Hydro-Development for Ecosystem Protection

A video produced by the Natural Heritage Institute (NHI) illuminates innovative tools and techniques for operating dams that help protect and restore ecological systems and support human food production. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer