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Minimizing Hydropower Impacts on Ecosystems

For the past decade, MacArthur’s Conservation and Sustainable Development program has focused on freshwater conservation and the services it provides, such as healthy fish populations that promise food and generate income for surrounding communities.
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Livelihoods at Risk as Freshwater Species in Africa’s Largest Lake Face Extinction

Seventy-six percent of the freshwater species in East Africa’s Lake Victoria Basin are threatened with extinction, according to a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
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Story Series Examines Common Conservation Strategies

A seven-part series by nonprofit news outlet Mongabay examines the effectiveness of six common conservation strategies.

"How Big Forests Solve Global Problems"

The New York Times
Related Grantee: Conservation Strategy Fund
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State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

A study by Global Greengrants Fund shows that women are at the forefront of environmental action locally and globally, and funders are providing more than $100 million each year to support the intersection of women and ...
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Post-Conflict Bird Tourism Could Bring Economic Benefit to Colombia

An analysis by the Conservation Strategy Fund finds that more than 278,000 North American bird watchers are interested in visiting Colombia, following a 2016 peace agreement between the government and FARC guerrillas.
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Dam Projects Impacting Amazon Ecosystem

The Amazon's ecosystem is being rapidly altered by a wave of new hydropower development, according to a report by the Florida International University Insitute of Water and Environment.
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Series Explores What Works In Conservation

A multi-part series of stories by the conservation news outlet Mongabay investigates the effectiveness of some of the most popular strategies to conserve tropical forests around the world.
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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.
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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.

Staff

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer
Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Claire Poelking

Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager