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Conservation Strategy Identifies Key Biodiversity Areas in Africa’s Great Lakes

The strategy aims to reduce pressure from development and climate, and assist the region’s developing countries in making development sustainable. Read More
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Madagascar to Triple Country’s Marine Protected Areas

Madagascar has committed to triple the country’s marine protected areas and establish a legal framework to protect community management of fishing grounds. Read More
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Indonesia Conducts Largest Confiscation of Illegal Manta Ray Parts

A recent arrest confiscated 227 pounds of gill plates, the appendages that filter the plankton on which they feed and that are in demand in Chinese markets for use in a health tonic. Read More
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Study Warns of Environmental Damage From Proposed Jamaican Port

A cost-effectiveness assessment of four potential sites for a proposed transshipment port in Jamaica shows that the environmental damage to building the port at Goat Islands would be three times greater than that at other sites. Read More
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Network Links Madagascar’s Environment and Health Sectors

A new network in Madagascar aims to bring a multi-faceted approach to sustainable development by combining health education and services with natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Read More
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Protecting People and the Environment in Lake Victoria Basin

A video snapshot of Pathfinder International’s Health of People and Environment in Lake Victoria Basin project, an integrated population, health, and environment project supported by MacArthur. Read More
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Announcing $3.4 Million in Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants in the Tropical Andes

The new grants invest in research, policy, and practice that help conserve natural and productive ecosystems in the face of growing threats from climate change and development in the region. Read More
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Mapping Project Quantifies Peru’s Carbon Stocks

Scientists unveiled the first high-resolution map of carbon stocks stored on land throughout the entire country of Peru using a new methodology with implications for managing future market-based carbon economies. Read More
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Philanthropy for the Climate Change Challenge

A presentation by John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Read More
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Landscape management in Chocó-Darién priority watersheds

The report finds that addressing the threats and drivers of biodiversity loss in this ecoregion is important in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change and preserve the lives and traditions of indigenous communities. Read More
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Cambodia Approves First Protected Area in Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary

The 250,000-hectare Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Northeastern Cambodia is home to several critically endangered species, including the white-shouldered Ibis, white-rumped vulture, slender-billed vulture, and red-headed vulture. Read More
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Bolivian Communities Coordinate Fire Response, Management

At least 20 peasant and indigenous communities in Northern Bolivia are implementing fire management practices, organizing fire response brigades, and implementing a fire risk warning system with the help of Fundación Amigos de la Naturaleza, a ... Read More
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Data Analysis Helps Protect African Wildlife

Conservationists have developed a more efficient way to protect the heart of Africa's wildlife — the Greater Virunga Landscape spanning Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a study by the Wildlife Conservation ... Read More
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'What We Know' Report Outlines Climate Change Facts

The report "What We Know" warns that humans are at risk of pushing the climate system toward abrupt, unpredictable, and potentially irreversible changes with highly damaging impacts Read More
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Seeds of Resilience in Bolivia

A short documentary about a Democracy Center research trip to the rural highlands of Bolivia shows that climate change is having tangible impacts on people's daily lives there. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Stephanie Platz

Stephanie Platz

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Kate Barnes

Kate Barnes

Program Officer, Coastal Marine
Portrait of Amy Rosenthal

Amy Rosenthal

Program Officer, Tropical Andes
Portrait of John Watkin

John Watkin

Program Officer, Great Lakes of Africa
Portrait of Marci Chin

Marci Chin

Team Coordinator
Portrait of Elsa Gutierrez

Elsa Gutierrez

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Chantell Johnson

Chantell Johnson

Managing Director, Evaluation