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Conference to Examine Conservation and Development in African Great Lakes

The African Great Lakes Conference aims to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to focus on sustainable development, human and environmental health, and biodiversity conservation in the African Great Lakes region. Read More
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Video: Biodiversity and Climate Change in the Tropical Andes

Scientists, policymakers, community representatives, and civil society work together under a MacArthur-supported project managed by the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research to understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in the Tropical Andes. Read More
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Whale Sharks, Winghead Sharks, and Bornean Orangutans Slide Towards Extinction

An updated Red List assessment finds that growing human pressures on whale sharks, wing head sharks, and Bornean orangutans are putting these species at increasing risk of extinction. Read More
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Most Biodiverse Countries Spending the Least on Conservation, Study Finds

Countries near or in the tropics, where most of the world’s diversity is located, spent the least on biodiversity conservation. Read More
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UN Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Takes Effect

The Port State Measures Agreement, an international treaty intended to help stop illegal fishing, officially entered into force after 30 governments ratified the treaty. Read More
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Cambodia Protects Western Siem Pang Forest

The Cambodian government has agreed to protect an additional 65,000 hectares, creating the Prey Siem Pang Lech Wildlife Sanctuary. Read More
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Co-Benefits at the Intersection of Forest Carbon and Sustainable Development

Carbon offsets are increasingly seen as a tool to support sustainable development goals and mitigate climate change, according to a MacArthur-supported report by Forest Trends’ Ecosystem Marketplace. Read More
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A Midterm Evaluation of the Conservation & Sustainable Development Program

This evaluation focuses on the efficacy of the program’s approach, outcomes and impact; the relevance of the program and its priorities; and the contribution of the program to climate change mitigation. Read More
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Peace Agreement Success Depends on Inclusion of Natural Resources

A study by Forest Trends, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, suggests that the failure of peace agreements is largely due to the lack of natural resource management. Read More
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Study Finds Hope for Amphibians Battling Deadly Fungus

Climate change may make environmental conditions for the deadly chytrid fungus, which is killing amphibians worldwide, unsuitable in some regions and could stave off spread of the disease in African amphibian populations. Read More
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Local Marine Conservation Efforts Get Boost in West Papua

A small grants program is providing for mangrove planting, turtle conservation, and coral rehabilitation, among other efforts to support the conservation of marine environments in Birds Head Seascape, West Papua, Indonesia. Read More
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Ecuador Declares New Nature Reserve in Heavily Deforested Area

The Ecuadorian government has approved a new nature reserve in Carchi Province near the Colombian border, protecting 16,800 hectares of cloud forests and mountains on the Pacific slope of the Andes. Read More
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China’s Demand for Rosewood Threatens Endangered Old-Growth Forests

The study, and China’s custom data, shows rosewood imports in 2014 have reached an all-time high and have doubled in value. Read More
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Southeast Asia’s Largest Waterbird Colony Protected by Cambodia

Southeast Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 53,000 acre Prek Toal located near Tonlé Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the government of Cambodia. Read More
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Birds Provide Insights Into Climate Change

Birds and their behavior are providing vital insights into how climate change is threatening species, habitats, and communities worldwide, according to a report by Birdlife International. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Marci Chin

Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Chantell Johnson

Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation