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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"Crown Jewel of Cuba's Coral Reefs"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Environmental Defense Fund
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Eyes on Sea Watches for Illegal Fishing

The Pew Charitable Trusts has launched new technology that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans. Read More
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Building Conservation Capacity in Cambodia

More than 100 students have graduated from a masters degree program at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia since its founding ten years ago, and nearly all of them are now employed in Cambodia ... Read More


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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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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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Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation