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Local Marine Conservation Efforts Get Boost in West Papua

A small grants program is providing for mangrove planting, turtle conservation, and coral rehabilitation, among other efforts to support the conservation of marine environments in Birds Head Seascape, West Papua, Indonesia. Read More
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China’s Demand for Rosewood Threatens Endangered Old-Growth Forests

The study, and China’s custom data, shows rosewood imports in 2014 have reached an all-time high and have doubled in value. Read More
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Southeast Asia’s Largest Waterbird Colony Protected by Cambodia

Southeast Asia’s largest waterbird colony, the 53,000 acre Prek Toal located near Tonlé Sap Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia, has been designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the government of Cambodia. Read More
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"Philanthropy Must Move Fast to Support Efforts to Curb Climate Change"

MacArthur President Julia Stasch and Chairman of the Robertson Foundation Julian Robertson in this commentary discuss the need for urgent action in addressing climate change. 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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14 Chicago Arts Groups Receive Grants for International Collaborations

MacArthur today announced grants to 14 Chicago arts and culture organizations for diverse artistic exchanges in 14 countries, including Cuba, Colombia, Grenada, and South Africa. 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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Assessing Urban Governance in Europe and China

Two papers from the London School of Economics New Urban Governance Project, supported by MacArthur, explore the evolution of urban governance in Europe and China. Read More
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Survey Examines Growth of Impact Investing

The annual impact investor survey reveals growing global markets for impact investments, with respondents reporting more than $10 billion of investments in 2014 and plans to commit 16 percent more in 2015. Read More

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