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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Seeds of Resilience in Bolivia

A short documentary about a Democracy Center research trip to the rural highlands of Bolivia shows that climate change is having tangible impacts on people's daily lives there.
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The Freedom to Choose: Empowering Communities to Live With the Sea

From supporting biodiversity conservation to improving reproductive health, watch Blue Ventures' integrated Population-Health-Environment (PHE) approach in action in this short film.
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Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding shows how shared waters prove to be a natural resource with great potential for interstate cooperation and rebuilding trust after conflict.
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Indonesia Declares Largest Manta Ray Sanctuary in the World

Indonesia has granted full-protected status to its manta ray populations within the waters of its exclusive economic zone, effectively creating a 6 million square kilometer manta ray sanctuary.
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7 Nonprofits Recognized for Exceptional Creativity and Effectiveness, Awarded Up to $1 Million Each

The Award, which recognizes exceptional grantees and helps ensure their long-term sustainability, provides each organization with up to $1 million, depending on the size of its budget.
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NatureServe

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the NatureServe is providing the science for effective conservation of our environment.
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Cambodia Creates New Protected Forest

The government of Cambodia has classified nearly 67,000 hectares as protected forest, creating a unique important bird and biodiversity area now known as the Siem Pang Protected Forest.
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Database Helps Uganda Fight Wildlife Crime in Real-time

A database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time across Uganda will enable better monitoring of arrests and identification of repeat offenders.
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Sustainable Coastal Communities in Dominican Republic

AgroFrontera, a nonprofit sustainable development organization in the Dominican Republic, is partnering with the MacArthur-supported Counterpart International to turn around farming and fishing practices that have had grave environmental impacts on Montecristi National Park.

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Claire Poelking

Claire Poelking

Program Associate
Portrait of Elsa Leon

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