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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"The Conversion of a Climate Change Skeptic"

From the The New York Times
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Remote Sensing Technology Creates High Definition Maps of Sensitive Ecosystems

By accurately fusing several data streams from different remote sensing sources, MacArthur-grantee the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is able to create multi-dimensional maps of ecological systems. Read More

The Last Vulture Bastion in Southeast Asia

As the vulture population declines throughout Asia, Cambodia endures as a bastion for the endangered bird. Read More
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The Future of International Development

Through its Frontiers in Development initiative, the U.S. Agency for International Development is examining issues facing the future of foreign assistance and international development. Read More

"Greening Diplomacy with Cuba"

From nationalgeographic.com
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Smarter Nets Equal Bigger Fish, Higher Income

Study shows modifying gear size allows smaller fish to escape resulting in more profitable catches for poverty-stricken fisheries in Kenya. Read More
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Protected Areas in Africa’s Albertine Rift Continue to Support Wildlife

A new book produced by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Albertine Rift Conservation Society, both MacArthur grantees, finds that strong management of the areas has preserved regional wildlife. Read More
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Even Brief Fishing Season Can Prove Long-Term Detriment to Protected Marine Areas

A study by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society and other partners found that the opening of a protected Fijan coral reef for a brief fishing season significantly depleted wildlife in the area. Read More
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Report Calls for More Adaptive Conservation Management

In a MacArthur-supported paper, the Environmental Law Institute notes an inability on the part of nature system managers to adjust to the threats posed to biodiversity by climate change. Read More
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Report Suggests Options for Managing Protected Marine Areas in Madagascar

A study by MacArthur grantees the University of California, Berkeley and the Wildlife Conservation Society uses a new methodology to suggest several options for managing marine life protection on Madagascar's west coast. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
Portrait of Jorgen Thomsen

Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Christopher Holtz

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