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Ecuador Puts Amazon Watershed Land in Reserve

More than 167,000 acres located in the Napo watershed in the central Amazon have been put into a conservation reserve by the Ecuadorian government and named the El Chaco Municipal Reserve. Read More
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Stories of Impact from Lake Victoria Basin

An interactive platform from Pathfinder International shares stories of people affected by the Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project. Read More
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High-tech Maps of Forest Diversity Identify New Conservation Targets

Remote sensing maps of the forest canopy in Peru are testing the strength of current forest protections and identifying new regions for conservation efforts, according to a report by the Carnegie Airborne Observatory. Read More
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Economic Tools for Conservation

A two-week course at the University of California Berkeley by the Conservation Strategy Fund will focus on how to use economics to be more strategic and successful in conservation work, and transform how environmental issues are ... 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

Staff

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer
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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager