Conservation & Sustainable Development

MacArthur's conservation grantmaking aims to preserve ecosystems and species and to promote development that respects the environment. Read our strategy

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Mapping Project Quantifies Peru’s Carbon Stocks

Scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Peru using a new methodology with implications for managing future market-based carbon economies. Read More

"Reciprocal Water Agreements for Watershed Protection"

National Geographic
Related Grantee: RARE
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Philanthropy for the Climate Change Challenge

A presentation by John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Read More

"Ecuador Breaks Its Amazon Deal"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Amazon Watch
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Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, International Programs
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Jorgen Thomsen

Director, Conservation & Sustainable Development
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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Christopher Holtz

Program Officer, Asia
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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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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator
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Barbara A. Taylor

Senior Executive Assistant

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer