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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.

"Jail Time for Manta Ray Trader"

News Wise
Related Grantee: Wildlife Conservation Society

"Climate Change’s Bottom Line"

The New York Times
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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