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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Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon. Read More

Bolivian Municipalities Develop Plans to Protect the Andes

MacArthur grantee The Nature Conservancy and its partner PROMETA contributed to plans to protect more than two million acres in the Bolivian Andes. Read More

The Amazon Road

Messenger of Hope

Building an Encyclopedia of Life

Now two years old, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), an ambitious effort to create a web page for every known living species, offers public access to more than 150,000 species pages with expert-verified information. Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
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Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
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Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
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John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer