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.
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 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.
June 3, 2008 - Press Release
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.
May 28, 2008 - From The Field
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.
April 29, 2008 - From The Field
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 ...
April 15, 2008 - From The Field
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 ...
April 10, 2008 - From The Field
An international team of researchers has developed a remarkable new roadmap for finding and protecting the best remaining holdouts for thousands of rare species that live only in Madagascar.
February 29, 2008 - From The Field
Scientists supported by MacArthur grantee the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund have discovered a new species of elephant-shrew in a remote Tanzanian forest.
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 ...
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 ...