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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Research to Aid in Caribbean Reef Restoration

A 14-year, MacArthur-supported study in Belize has found that fishing closures produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species but only a minimal increase in herbivorous fish.

The Big Idea: Saving Forests

From National Geographic

The Amazon Dieback Scenario

From the New York Times
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"Shipibo... the Movie of our Memories" Trailer

In this MacArthur-supported film by the Field Museum, "Shipibo...the Movie of our Memories," the Native Communities of the Shipibo in southern Peru discuss anthropologist Harry Tschopik Jr.'s 1953 film on the Shipibo people, Men ...

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MacArthur's Jorgen Thomsen on Addressing Environmental Challenges of 21st Century

MacArthur Director of conservation and Sustainable Development Jorgen Thomsen discusses the importance of strong, diverse, and thriving ecosystems.

Foundations Unite to Protect the Amazonian Rainforest

MacArthur hosted the Funders of the Amazon Basin, a group composed of six foundations working to address increasing rainforest degradation in the Amazon.

Himalayan Nations Sign Adaptation Declaration at Climate Summit

The governments of India, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan signed a regional climate change adaptation declaration at the MacArthur-supported Climate Summit for a Living Himalayas in Bhutan.

Working in the Himalayas to Prevent Disastrous Flooding

From the New York Times

New Regional Bloc in Pipeline as Saarc Summit Kicks Off

From the Times of India

Staff

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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