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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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.
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MacArthur Awards $5.5 Million to Support Conservation Policy Research and Analysis

MacArthur's 25-year support of conservation efforts around the world continues with three grants for global policy research and analysis projects to help inform and respond to increased pressures from development and climate change.
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.

Amazon Rainforest Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

From the Guardian

Carnegie Airborne Observatory Keeps Tabs on Amazon's Ecosystem

Using a spectrometer and a small plane that bounces lasers off the jungle floor 400,000 times per second, researchers have shed light on both the incredible diversity and increased deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest.

Mekong Governments Delay Xayaburi Dam

International Rivers and other MacArthur-supported groups provided research on the potential environmental risks posed by hydropower dams in the region.

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

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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