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Report Suggests Options for Managing Protected Marine Areas in Madagascar

A study by MacArthur grantees the University of California, Berkeley and the Wildlife Conservation Society uses a new methodology to suggest several options for managing marine life protection on Madagascar's west coast.
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Albertine Rift Conservation Society, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Albertine Rift Conservation Society fights to preserve biodiversity in the Albertine Rift.
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.
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MacArthur Awards $5.5 Million to Support Conservation Policy Research and Analysis

MacArthur's 25-year support of conservation efforts around the world continues with three grants for global policy research and analysis projects to help inform and respond to increased pressures from development and climate change.
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Conservation Strategy Fund, 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions

Conservation Strategy Fund, a recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, trains local environmental leaders to use conservation economics to protect nature and encourage sustainable development.

MacArthur Discussion Series Innovative Uses of New Technology

The MacArthur Foundation has been exploring the ways in which technological innovations can further our work and the work of our grantees.

Amazon Rainforest Mapped in Unprecedented Detail

From the Guardian

Carnegie Airborne Observatory Keeps Tabs on Amazon's Ecosystem

Using a spectrometer and a small plane that bounces lasers off the jungle floor 400,000 times per second, researchers have shed light on both the incredible diversity and increased deforestation in the Peruvian rainforest.

Mekong Governments Delay Xayaburi Dam

International Rivers and other MacArthur-supported groups provided research on the potential environmental risks posed by hydropower dams in the region.

Research to Aid in Caribbean Reef Restoration

A 14-year, MacArthur-supported study in Belize has found that fishing closures produce encouraging increases in populations of predatory fish species but only a minimal increase in herbivorous fish.

The Big Idea: Saving Forests

From National Geographic

The Amazon Dieback Scenario

From the New York Times
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"Shipibo... the Movie of our Memories" Trailer

In this MacArthur-supported film by the Field Museum, "Shipibo...the Movie of our Memories," the Native Communities of the Shipibo in southern Peru discuss anthropologist Harry Tschopik Jr.'s 1953 film on the Shipibo people, Men ...

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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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Elsa Leon

Grants Manager