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Freshwater Species at Risk in Eastern Himalaya as Development Surges

As areas of the Eastern Himalaya's experience rapid development, limited planning and information on its impact is putting at risk the region's freshwater ecosystems and species, according to a recent MacArthur-supported assessment by IUCN. Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development Program Priorities

MacArthur makes policy-related grants targeting biodiversity conservation at a global scale while maintaing a variety of geographic focus regions. Read More

Solomon Islands Supports National Conservation Plan

The government of the Solomon Islands has asked The Nature Conservancy, a MacArthur grantee, to develop a national plan for community-managed marine protected areas. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More

Rice Farmers in Dominican Republic Adapt to Climate Change

Several MacArthur grantees help the country's farmers develop more sustainable methods of rice production. Read More

Project Links Vitality of Coastal Areas with Economic Goals

MacArthur grantee World Resources Institute has developed the Coastal Capital project to help governments in the Caribbean understand the economic benefits of environmental protection. Read More

Independent Evaluation of Conservation and Sustainable Development Grants (2000-2009) for the MacArthur Foundation

This report presents findings of an independent evaluation of MacArthur’s conservation and sustainable development grantmaking program. Responses to key evaluation questions have been included under four headings: Approach — has grantmaking been well planned? Deployment — can ... Read More
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Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Madagascar

Several MacArthur grantees work with the people of Madagascar to develop more sustainable habits of mangrove harvesting. Read More

Program Educates Cubans about How to Monitor Bird Species

MacArthur grantee Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology, in conjunction with Cuba’s Eastern Center for Ecosystems and Biodiversity, has developed a bird conservation education program that has reached over 70,000 people. Read More

Peru Awards Stewardship of Wetlands in Amazon to Indigenous Communities

Based on the efforts of MacArthur grantees the World Wildlife Fund and E-Tech, several indigenous communities in Peru have been given stewardship by the government of one of the most important wetlands in the Amazon. Read More

Conservation & Sustainable Development White Papers

A collection of research, the white papers below cover a broad spectrum of work conducted within the conservation & sustainable development program. Read More

Breakthrough in Monitoring Tropical Deforestation

MacArthur grantee the Carnegie Institution for Science has launched a new website featuring its technology that maps and monitors forests with satellite imagery. Read More
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Cambodia Creates First Park to Protect Carbon and Wildlife

The government of Cambodia has transformed a former logging concession into a new, Yosemite-sized protected area that safeguards not only threatened primates, tigers, and elephants, but also massive stores of carbon. Read More

Bolivian Municipalities Develop Plans to Protect the Andes

MacArthur grantee The Nature Conservancy and its partner PROMETA contributed to plans to protect more than two million acres in the Bolivian Andes. Read More

Building an Encyclopedia of Life

Now two years old, the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL), an ambitious effort to create a web page for every known living species, offers public access to more than 150,000 species pages with expert-verified information. 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