Arcus 2017 Annual Report: Standing Up to Social and Environmental Injustices

September 20, 2018|Arcus Foundation
The year 2017 undoubtedly brought many challenges to the lives and liberties that we and our grantee partners are working hard to protect. But it also demonstrated the unflagging commitment of those fighting on the frontlines of our human rights and conservation movements.

In the face of decisions jeopardizing the safety of LGBTQ people and the survival of great apes and gibbons around the world, our partners are bravely driving progress toward a future of respect and dignity for all. In this report, you will meet several of these courageous activists, including Tatyana Humle, a researcher using drones in Sierra Leone to track chimpanzees living in or near agriculture sites; and Joshua Sehoole, a defender of lesbian, trans, and intersex people in southern Africa who is harnessing the power of the media to create social change.

Follow the links below to explore more stories. Browse the pages of the e-book, or download the full PDF report.


In Southern Africa, Activists Use New Rulings to Bring Rights Home

LGBTQ Faith Leaders Meet, Find Consensus In “Golden Rule”

Safe Spaces in U.S. South Provide Relief for Region’s Undocu-Queer and Trans Folk


DRC’s Ape Habitats Face New Threat from Possible Lift of Logging Freeze

Drone Mapping Offers New Hope For Sierra Leone Chimpanzees

Newly Discovered Orangutan Species is Immediately at Risk of Extinction