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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Colombia Giving Greater Scrutiny to Mining Projects

After years of green-lighting large gold, copper, nickel, and coal mining projects, Colombia's central government and local authorities appear to be exercising more caution now as concerns grow about the potential impacts on air and ... Read More
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Inadequate Conservation Funding Contributing to Biodiversity Declines

A MacArthur-supported study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences finds that the 40 most severely underfunded countries contain nearly one-third of all threatened mammals. Read More
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Interactive Database Details Chinese Lending in Latin America

China has made more than $87 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries. In 2010, it committed more than the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and US Export-Import Bank combined. Read More
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Database Project Reveals Diversity of Bolivian Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society has published a large database of mammals in Bolivia, shedding light on the poorly known yet vast wildlife diversity of the South American country. Read More
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First-ever Convening Offers Lessons in Fisheries Management

Community managers of coastal areas around the world recently gathered for the first time to exchange experiences in local fisheries management at the MacArthur-supported IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea. Read More
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Surprise Species at Risk From Climate Change

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is one of the largest of its kind and assesses all the world's birds, amphibians and corals. Read More

"Mercury Rising"

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Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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 Marci Chin

Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
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