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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$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change.

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Climate Plenary

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews how the Foundation's thinking about conservation has evolved, outlines its grantmaking strategy in the area, and announces a $50 million commitment to climate change adaptation.
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Announcement of the Encyclopedia of Life

On May 9, 2007, the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life was announced. Spurred by a $10 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and $2.5 million from the Alfred P ...

"Former Enemies Rwanda and Burundi Sign Conservation Pact"

From the Environmental News Service
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Pralad Yonzon, Resources Himalaya Foundation

Pralad Yonzon, Resources Himalaya Foundation, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

"How Foundations Innovate," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton previews new initiatives on issues like climate change, digital media, and the power of measuring social benefits.

Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species.

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Receives Support for Conserving Biodiversity Hotspots

MacArthur recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to help conserve biodiversity hotspots, the most threatened and biologically rich areas on Earth.

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ...

Group Discovers 14 Plant Species New to Nepal

The Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON), which is supported by MacArthur, has discovered 14 plant species new to the nation. ESON President Dr. Krishna Shrestha and a survey team recorded the status, richness, and diversity of ...

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