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Bay Area Nonprofit Secures $400,000 for Tropical Conservation

The Sebastopol-based nonprofit Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) received the first half of a $400,000 grant from MacArthur this month. Read More

Cambodian Ministry Approves New Legal Protection for Conservation Area

Based on efforts by MacArthur grantee the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Cambodia Ministry of Agriculture, Forest and Fisheries recently approved new legal protection for the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area. In 2003, after WCS surveys identified ... Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

MacArthur's President discusses the Foundation's support for science, focusing especially on research around conservation and climate change. Read More

Helping Threatened Ecosystems & Societies Adapt to Climate Change

Recognizing the significant impacts climate change is already having on both nature and people, MacArthur announced it is providing $2 million to the World Wildlife Fund and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Read More
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Preserving Biodiversity Around the World

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's support of biodiversity preservation around the world, visit http://www.macfound.org/conservation. Read More

Commission on Education for Sustainable Development Practice

Jonathan F. Fanton, President of the MacArthur Foundation; Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute; and John W. McArthur, CEO and Executive Director of Millennium Promise, cordially invite you to attend the release of the ... Read More
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Fenosoa Andriamahenina of the Tany Meva Foundation

The Tany Meva Foundation, Madagascar's first environmental foundation, was one of eight recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions in 2008. Read More

$50 Million to Protect Biodiversity Threatened by Climate Change

MacArthur is committing $50 million to help conservation groups working in eight biodiversity hotspots preserve biodiversity in the face of climate change. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the IUCN World Conservation Congress Climate Plenary

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton reviews how the Foundation's thinking about conservation has evolved, outlines its grantmaking strategy in the area, and announces a $50 million commitment to climate change adaptation. Read More
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Announcement of the Encyclopedia of Life

On May 9, 2007, the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life was announced. Spurred by a $10 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and $2.5 million from the Alfred P ... Read More
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Pralad Yonzon, Resources Himalaya Foundation

Pralad Yonzon, Resources Himalaya Foundation, 2007 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. Read More

"How Foundations Innovate," Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton previews new initiatives on issues like climate change, digital media, and the power of measuring social benefits. Read More

Carnegie Institution for Science Receives Grant for Rainforest Monitoring

The Carnegie Institution for Science today announced a $1.8 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to create a database of plant chemical and remote sensing signatures for tropical forest species. Read More

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Receives Support for Conserving Biodiversity Hotspots

MacArthur recently committed $12 million in new funds for the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) to help conserve biodiversity hotspots, the most threatened and biologically rich areas on Earth. Read More

New Map Identifies Conservation Priorities in Madagascar

Two MacArthur Fellows have created a new map of conservation priorities in Madagascar, among the world’s most significant biodiversity hotspots and a focus of MacArthur’s conservation grantmaking. With funding from the Foundation, Patricia Wright ... Read More

Staff

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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
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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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Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
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Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

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Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation