The spread of dangerous infectious diseases like COVID-19 is intrinsically linked to human overexploitation of animals, habitat destruction, and other ecosystem disruptions. Yet despite increasing calls for greater regulation and management of the wildlife trade and other harmful practices, analysis of existing legal frameworks is sparse.
Publications by Arcus and our partners, curated from recent years, make up a rich library of thought leadership for activists, scholars, and policymakers.
Lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) movements are doing essential work around the world, and this global moment reflects their leadership. As Black Lives Matter movements push to dismantle racism and white supremacy, the grassroots abolition-centered work of many Black LBQ organizers has been a galvanizing force.
Urgent and transformative action is needed to address the complex, interconnected challenges facing society today, including climate change, deteriorating ecosystems, water scarcity, food security, poverty, and biodiversity loss. Putting nature at the heart of any solution is increasingly recognized as the foundation for securing climate resilience and sustainable development, but no one organization holds the solution, and fragmented approaches cannot address the challenges at scale.
The majority of the LGBTQ community identifies as women and girls. Yet the lives and experiences of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women and girls are severely underrepresented topics in public discourse in the United States.
Local Biodiversity Outlooks 2: Analyzing the Contributions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to Biodiversity Conservation
More than a quarter of global land is owned, managed, used, or occupied by Indigenous peoples, including some of the most biodiverse areas on Earth. A report from Forest Peoples Programme explores the importance of Indigenous and local contributions to conservation.
An Arcus report assessing progress in implementation of the Foundation’s updated Social Justice Program grantmaking strategy, which seeks to achieve increased safety for LGBTQ people; increased LGBTQ-affirming protections; and increased inclusion and acceptance of LGBTQ people.