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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there.
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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there.
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Traditional Fishermen Put Local Marine Management on Madagascar’s National Agenda

More than 100 leaders of fishing communities from all over Madagascar took place in a recent MacArthur-supported MIHARI network forum to promote local management of marine and coastal areas and resources across the country.

"Field Museum Scientists Help Grow the Rainforest"

Chicago Tribune
Related Grantee: Field Museum
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Report Offers Lessons for Chinese Development in Latin America

Latin America’s recent China-led economic boom was associated with significant environmental degradation and social conflict, according to a report by Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative.

"Grim Prospects for Sustainable Miners in Peru"

Al Jazeera
Related Grantee: Mongabay.org
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A Landscape Evaluation of Oil Governance in Uganda and Kenya

A landscape evaluation to identify measures for monitoring the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of the oil sector in two East African countries.
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Sustaining Health and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

Research shows that a project that integrated population, health, and environment initiatives achieved promising results the individual, community, and structural levels in Lake Victoria Basin.

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
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Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation
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