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Arcus Launches 2013 Annual Report
Arcus’ 2013 Annual Report highlights the courage of Arcus partners across the world who are pushing boundaries and making change in some of the world’s least hospitable environments. Watch the video now.
Winter 2014 Conservation Grants Help Bring Bonobos Closer to Safety
Conserving the endangered bonobo in equatorial Africa’s Congo Basin is the focus of two great apes grants issued in the winter 2014 portfolio.
Social Justice Winter 2014 Grants Seek New Narratives of Inclusion
Developing a “counter-narrative” to the conservative ideology of global Christian movements that embraces LGBT community members is the focus of several organizations receiving social justice funding in the winter 2014 portfolio.
Tourism Income Helps Safeguard Borneo Orangutan and Lift Livelihoods
Ramadan, a male orangutan living at the HUTAN–Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Programme research site in Malaysian Borneo, is nowadays more likely to be captured in photographs than in hunters’ snares. He is part of an ecotourism program that involves families in and around Sukau, a village of 1,200 in northeast Borneo.
LGBT Activists Worldwide Risk Lives and Livelihoods to Claim Rights
Anastasia Smirnova stepped into the media spotlight to bring attention to Russia’s brutal crackdown against its LGBT population in 2013. Risking her safety and security in the run-up to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Smirnova stayed put.