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From all of us at CSF: Thank you!

Happy Holidays, Felizes Fiestas, Boas Festas, Selamat Berlibur

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Peace is about much more than doves

Audubon Colombia Peace Birds Tourism

Lazuline Sabrewing, photo credit: Alvaro Jaramillo

Colombia has the greatest bird diversity in the world. Approximately 1,900 bird species have been registered, equivalent to 20% of all species globally. This wealth in species highlights a tremendous potential for birding tourism. Current efforts by the Colombian government to increase security and end decades of armed conflict, as well as to promote ecotourism, can help position the country as one of the most important birding destinations in the world.

Land, tourism and taxes: An evaluation of tourism income in Sonoma County

With support from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Conservation Strategy Fund is evaluating the benefits of tourism in Sonoma County, California; specifically tourist behavior and tourism-related income in the context of scenic beauty and open space. With 7.5 million tourists per year, Sonoma County's economy thrives due in part to the contribution of tourists who visit for many reasons, including the area's rolling hills and panoramic vistas. 

Economic Valuation of Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space

In collaboration with Sonoma State University and with support from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Conservation Strategy Fund is conducting an economic valuation of multiple ecosystem services provided by large urban open space, focusing on Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space area in Southeastern Santa Rosa, located in Sonoma County, California.

Second Annual Mexico Economic Tools for Conservation

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza CSF UNAM

Last month, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and CSF presented the second annual Economic Tools for Conservation in Mexico and the Mesoamerican Reef. Twenty participants from different regions of Mexico and the Mesoamerican Reef came together to learn what economic drivers cause environmental problems and the potential solutions to them. The two-week course was held June 15th-26th at UNAM’s Chamela Biological Station in Jalisco, Mexico.

A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline in the Albertine Rift in Uganda

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Is the Goat Islands project dead?

In October of last year, CSF published a study in collaboration with Niras Fraenkel Ltd. and the Conservation Agreement Fund and with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, on the environmental and economic impacts of building a port on Jamaica's Goat Islands. The findings were positive: building an equivalent facility at a place called Macarry Bay, to the west of Goat Islands, would cost an estimated $200 million less to build, and will a far smaller environmental cost.

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza - México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano 2015

El entrenamiento concluyó de manera exitosa, contando con la participación de 23 profesionales que trabajan en diferentes zonas y sectores de México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano. Dicha diversidad de perfiles enriquecieron de manera especial las discusiones y pláticas alrededor de los temas expuestos.

Muchas gracias a nuestros profesores Mauricio Medinaceli, Jorge Madeira, Alfonso Malky, Daniel Revollo y Alejandro Guevara. Gracias también a los socios de la iniciativa UNAM–CSF, al Instituto de Ecología de la UNAM, a las organizaciones GIZ/CONANP, Environmental Defense Fund de México (EDF), MARFUND, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación, FONNOR A.C., y The Nature Conservancy (TNC); quiénes hicieron posible la participación de varios de los participantes !

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