Representative GrantsWashington, District of Columbia2017
$750,000 to further the development of project finance for permanence as a long-term conservation financing approach for intact forests.
Representative GrantsLondon, United Kingdom2016
$860,000 for strengthening community-led fisheries and mangrove management in Madagascar.
Representative GrantsLafayette, California2015
$80,000 In support of efforts to expand public debate about conservation and development trends in Cambodia through social media (over three years).
Representative GrantsRedwood City, California2016
$120,000 in support of a reporting initiative on evidenced-based conservation, including a review of popular conservation interventions and their use by environmental organizations and policymakers.
Representative GrantsSan Francisco, California2016
$350,000 to build upon and expand successful environmental law and policy efforts in Colombia to Bolivia and Ecuador through training, national coordinating platforms, and legal advocacy.
February 29, 2008 - Press Release
Intensive aerial herbicide spraying of coca crops in Colombia has backfired badly, contributing to the spread of coca cultivation and cocaine production to new areas of the country and threatening human health and the environment, according ... Read More
November 28, 2007 - From The Field
Fundacion Maquipucuna, a MacArthur grantee that works to secure sustainable livelihoods for rural communities in northwest Ecuador, recently reached an agreement that will help it protect the 500,000-acre Cotocachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve. Maquipucuna acquired the title ... Read More
September 18, 2007 - From The Field
In August, Churumbelos Auka Wasi was added to Colombia’s premier national parks system thanks to the technical assistance of two MacArthur grantees, World Wildlife Fund and the Amazon Conservation Team. Read More
September 5, 2007 - From The Field
An expedition by MacArthur grantee Wildlife Conservation Society to a remote corner of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered forests containing six new animal species: a bat, a rodent, two shrews, and two frogs. Read More
June 15, 2007 - From The Field
Research on the ecology of migratory fish species in Peru's Madre de Dios River, stemming from a 2005 MacArthur grant to the University of Florida, caused Brazillian government to temporarily halt dam construction. Read More
May 15, 2007 - Press Release
In an effort to bolster the leadership and training of international development professionals, a new MacArthur-supported commission will examine how the next generation of leaders can be better prepared to tackle complex challenges. Read More
May 9, 2007 - Press Release
Leading scientific institutions announced the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life, a global effort to document all 1.8 million named species of animals, plants, and other forms of life on earth. Read More
May 9, 2007 - Speech
MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announced a $20 million grant to create the Encyclopedia of Life, which aims to catalogue every living species of animal. Read More