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Inadequate Conservation Funding Contributing to Biodiversity Declines

A MacArthur-supported study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences finds that the 40 most severely underfunded countries contain nearly one-third of all threatened mammals.
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Interactive Database Details Chinese Lending in Latin America

China has made more than $87 billion in loan commitments to Latin American countries. In 2010, it committed more than the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and US Export-Import Bank combined.
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Database Project Reveals Diversity of Bolivian Wildlife

The Wildlife Conservation Society has published a large database of mammals in Bolivia, shedding light on the poorly known yet vast wildlife diversity of the South American country.
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First-ever Convening Offers Lessons in Fisheries Management

Community managers of coastal areas around the world recently gathered for the first time to exchange experiences in local fisheries management at the MacArthur-supported IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, Korea.
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Surprise Species at Risk From Climate Change

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, is one of the largest of its kind and assesses all the world's birds, amphibians and corals.

"Mercury Rising"

From Living Bird

"Ecosystems and Us: A New Conservation Science Ties it All Together"

Boston University College of Arts and Sciences Magazine
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Field Museum Helps Women Earn Living in Amazon Region

Income generated from the project promotes the community's objective to deepen cultural values and manage natural resources sustainably in the face of threats to their livelihood and ecosystems of the region.
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Report Identifies Models, Gaps in How Communities Adapt to Climate Change

The ways in which society is responding to climate change in the planning and management of cities, agriculture, and natural resources are examined in The State of Adaptation in the United States.
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Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (COFAN)

Preserving natural resources and the future of an indigenous people

Fundación para la Sobrevivencia del Pueblo Cofán (Foundation for the Survival of the Cofán People) is an indigenous support organization that focuses on ...

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International Rivers

In Asia, Africa, and Latin America, International Rivers protects rivers and human rights threatened by some of the world's most potentially destructive dam projects.
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Strategic Communications Initiative Aims to Build Support for Climate Solutions in US

MomentUs is designed to build a game-changing increase in personal and institutional support for climate change solutions.
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Ten Principles Can Guide Business and Biodiversity Offsets

A set of ten fundamental principles can help companies, governments and civil society preserve biodiversity, according to an updated report by Forest Trends, a MacArthur grantee.

Staff

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Sean Harder

Communications Officer
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Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
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Kate Barnes

Senior Program Officer
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Claire Poelking

Program Associate
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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager