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Press Releases

Update on the health of global tuna stocks included in ISSF annual report

Grantee International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)'s 2014 annual report includes an update on the sustainability and health of global tuna stocks.

Key data points in the report include:

  • 52% -- the amount of stocks globally that are at a healthy level of abundance
  • 9% -- the amount of stocks globally ...

Celebrating the declaration of the Maijuna-Kichwa Reserve in Peru’s Amazon

Thanks to a collaboration among Moore Foundation grantees and many other partners, the National Government of Peru and in particular the Ministry of Environment has just formally created the new Maijuna Kichwa Regional Conservation Area. See a sampling of media coverage and read the press release from Nature and Culture ...

El Camino Hospital receives prestigious ANCC Magnet Recognition® for third consecutive time

By El Camino Hospital June 18, 2015

Mountain View, Calif., June 18, 2015--El Camino Hospital announced today it attained the prestigious Magnet® recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC) for the third consecutive time, the only hospital in Northern California to achieve this level of re-designation and only one of five in California. The ANCC Magnet ...

2015 Wolf Prize Winner Joins Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

June 15, 2015

Robert Kirshner, Ph.D. Named Chief Program Officer for Science

Palo Alto, Calif – The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today announced Robert Kirshner, Ph.D., as the new chief program officer for science. Kirshner will lead the team responsible for distributing more than $100 million per year for the research and technology that ...

$731k Awarded to Early-Career Scientists to Examine the Intersection of Biology and Physical Sciences

June 8, 2015

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Research Corporation for Science Advancement select 2015 Scialog Awardees

PALO ALTO, Calif. June 8, 2015 — The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Research Corporation for Science Advancement awarded thirteen grants to five teams of investigators as part of 2015 Scialog: Molecules Come to ...

National Quality Forum report outlines strategies for improving healthcare data usability and transparency

National Quality Forum June 3, 2015

Washington, DC—One of the holy grails for quality measurement is realizing the promise of making health data and analytics meaningful, usable, and available in real time for providers and consumers. Public- and private-sector leaders recently convened by the National Quality Forum (NQF) took up this issue in order to craft ...


Grant to help discover restoration opportunities for California’s Russian River

The Freshwater Trust May 26, 2015

With support from the foundation, The Freshwater Trust will use GIS-driven Basin Scout methodologies to team up with Google and assess and prioritize conservation opportunities in the Russian River watershed, grant 4769.

The Freshwater Trust received $124,875 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to assess where and ...

Location matters in the lowland Amazon

Support for the Carnegie Airborne Observatory is made possible by the Avatar Alliance Foundation, Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, W.M. Keck Foundation, M.A.N. Baker and G.L.Baker Jr., and W.R. Hearst III, ...

Mapping Poaching Threats: York Ecologists and Wildlife Conservation Society Develop New Method

Newswise May 22, 2015

With funding in part from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), researchers have developed an improved method to identify where poachers operate in protected areas. Their analysis is published in the latest issue of Conservation Letters.

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Government of Bolivia & Wildlife Conservation Society Announce Biodiversity Expedition in Madidi National Park

WCS May 22, 2015

The Government of Bolivia has announced a new expedition into Madidi National Park, a scientific initiative that will last for 18 months and stretch from the high Andes Mountains into the depths of the rainforest.

NEW YORK (May 22, 2015)—The Government of Bolivia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), and ...

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