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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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.

"New Standards Urged for Amazon Oil Projects"

From EcoAméricas
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Arctic Funders’ Group Consultation

MacArthur hosted a meeting in July 2012 on the Russian Arctic as part of the Foundation’s interest in exploring the possibility of funding projects as part of our new them of “Russia’s Global Engagement.”

Ernst: Cuba joins efforts to save manatees

From the Herald-Tribune
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European Commission Joins Conservation Fund

The European Commission (EC) will contribute 18 million euros (US $23.5 million) to CEPF’s efforts to empower civil society to conserve the world’s most critical ecosystems.
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Conservationists Chronicle the Staggering Diversity of Wildlife in Bolivian Park

Scientists from a coalition of conservation groups, including MacArthur-supported Wildlife Conservation Society, released a compendium of species found in the 19,000 square-kilometer park
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U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Needed on Offshore Drilling Safety

In Bridging the Gulf, the Environmental Defense Fund finds that current U.S. policy toward Cuba prevents oil companies operating off Cuba’s coast from accessing American equipment and expertise in the event of an oil ...

"A New Dawn in Rwanda"

From The ICF Bugle
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Local Fijian Communities Play Critical Role in Maintaining Global Biodiversity

A study finds that locally managed marine protected areas within Fiji are playing an increasingly important role in the nation’s efforts to protect marine habitats.

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
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Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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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