Conservation & Sustainable Development

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NatureServe

A recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, the NatureServe is providing the science for effective conservation of our environment.
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Cambodia Creates New Protected Forest

The government of Cambodia has classified nearly 67,000 hectares as protected forest, creating a unique important bird and biodiversity area now known as the Siem Pang Protected Forest.
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Database Helps Uganda Fight Wildlife Crime in Real-time

A database that tracks offenders of wildlife crime in real-time across Uganda will enable better monitoring of arrests and identification of repeat offenders.
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Sustainable Coastal Communities in Dominican Republic

AgroFrontera, a nonprofit sustainable development organization in the Dominican Republic, is partnering with the MacArthur-supported Counterpart International to turn around farming and fishing practices that have had grave environmental impacts on Montecristi National Park.
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Himalayan Sherpas Impacted by Climate Change

Himalayan Sherpas in the Everest region of Nepal are aware of local changes occurring as a result of climate change, but continue to be excluded from local, national and international discussions on the issue, according to ...
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Improved Fish Trap Reduces Bycatch in Africa

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute have built a better fish trap, which keeps valuable fish in while letting young fish and non-target species out.
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Forest Monitoring Tools Now Available to Public

Advanced forest monitoring tools designed to assist in forest conservation decisions are now available to the public free of charge, putting the ability to monitor forests into the hands of anyone, anywhere in the world.
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Cuba's Fishing Communities Employ Sustainable Practices

A new emphasis is being put on conservation by authorizing the use of fishing cooperatives, and exploring a new law that would enact science-based catch limits and reduce illegal fishing.
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Ecologist Explains How He Maps Ecosystems

From the air, ecologist Greg Asner's mapping technology produces detailed, complex pictures of how human activity affects our ecosystems.

"Ecosystems and Us"

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Rediscovery of 'Asian Unicorn' Raises Hopes Among Conservationists

The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, was photographed for the first time in 15 years in Vietnam by a camera trap set by the World Wildlife Fund.

"Kimbe Bay Coral Reefs: Paradise Revisited"

National Geographic
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Mapping Project Reveals Gold Mining Ravaging Peru

For the first time, researchers have been able to map the true extent of gold mining in the biologically diverse region of Madre De Dios in the Peruvian Amazon.

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