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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there. Read More
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Peru Establishes New National Park, Protecting Large Area of Rainforest

Peru has designated 3.3 million acres of Amazonian rainforest as a new national park in the Sierra del Divisor mountain range, protecting unique wildlife habitats and uncontacted indigenous people who live there. Read More
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Traditional Fishermen Put Local Marine Management on Madagascar’s National Agenda

More than 100 leaders of fishing communities from all over Madagascar took place in a recent MacArthur-supported MIHARI network forum to promote local management of marine and coastal areas and resources across the country. Read More
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Report Offers Lessons for Chinese Development in Latin America

Latin America’s recent China-led economic boom was associated with significant environmental degradation and social conflict, according to a report by Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative. Read More
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A Landscape Evaluation of Oil Governance in Uganda and Kenya

A landscape evaluation to identify measures for monitoring the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of the oil sector in two East African countries. Read More
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Sustaining Health and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

Research shows that a project that integrated population, health, and environment initiatives achieved promising results the individual, community, and structural levels in Lake Victoria Basin. Read More
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Eyes on Sea Watches for Illegal Fishing

The Pew Charitable Trusts has launched new technology that will help authorities monitor, detect, and respond to illicit fishing activity across the world’s oceans. Read More
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Building Conservation Capacity in Cambodia

More than 100 students have graduated from a masters degree program at the Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia since its founding ten years ago, and nearly all of them are now employed in Cambodia ... Read More
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Carnegie Launches Next Generation Airborne Laboratory for Earth

The MacArthur-supported Carnegie Airborne Observatory has launched a third-generation aircraft that has been completely overhauled to be the most advanced mapping and data analytics system in civil aviation. Read More
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Campaign Building Awareness of Importance of Forests

A viral video featuring celebrity activist Prince Ea is leveraging the power of social media and crowd funding to encourage people to take action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change. Read More
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Madagascar Creates Nation’s First Community-Led Marine Protected Areas

The three marine parks total more than 1,200 square miles in size and are located along the west coast of Madagascar in what is known as the Mozambique Channel, home to the world’s second-most ... Read More
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Evaluation of Conservation and Sustainable Development Grantmaking in the Lower Mekong

An interim evaluation of conservation and sustainable development grantmaking in the Lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia. Read More
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Forest Trends, 2015 MacArthur Award Recipient

A recipient of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Forest Trends is bringing the value of forests into the modern economy. Read More
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Guide Details How to Talk to Americans About Climate Change

The Connecting on Climate guide includes 10 principles for effective climate change communication based on research from a range of social science fields including psychology, anthropology, communications, and behavioral economics. Read More
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Online Tool Tracks Climate Change Responses By State

The MacArthur-supported State Adaptation Progress Tracker is intended to hold states and policymakers accountable to the plans they develop to respond to climate change. 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