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Kelly Benoit-Bird, 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Marine biologist Kelly Benoit-Bird was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2010. The Fellowship is a $500,000, no-strings-attached grant for individuals who have shown exceptional creativity in their work and the promise to do more.

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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