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From all of us at CSF: Thank you!

Happy Holidays, Felizes Fiestas, Boas Festas, Selamat Berlibur

Every day, support from donors like you makes our work possible. Are you willing to make a special year-end donation to help us protect ecosystems around the world?

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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.

Integrated Environmental-Economic Project Appraisal in the Water and Sanitation Sector

A three day training for water and sanitation sector specialists with IDB. For more information about CSF's work with IDB, please read our blog post about the training series.

Day 1

  • Key economic concepts
  • Ecosystem services and environmental valuation in the water sector
  • Case studies of environmental valuation in the water sector: when should values be quantified, which impacts can be measured
  • Optional participant project workshop: identifying and measuring values in IDB projects

Day 2

Young Mountain Gorilla in the forest with family behind him or her

Outils Économiques pour la Conservation et la Planification d’Infrastructures dans le Rift Albertin

Conservation Strategy Fund accepte dès à présent les demandes d'inscription pour le cours d’Outils Économiques pour la Conservation et la Planification d’Infrastructures dans le Rift Albertin, du 17 au 28 juin 2013 en RDC. Ce cours est offert en partenariat avec L'École Régionale post-universitaire d'Aménagement et de gestion Intégrés des Forêts et territoires Tropicaux (ERAIFT) et est rendu possible grâce aux soutiens de l´USAID (United States Agency for International Development), Wildlife Conservation Network, et l´Handsel Foundation. Nous acceptons les inscriptions de personnes travaillant en Ouganda, au Rwanda, au Kenya, en Tanzanie et en République Démocratique du Congo.

Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

From June 11-22, 2012, twenty-eight environmental professionals from eight African nations gathered at the Rwenzori International Hotel in Kasese, Uganda to learn how economic approaches can help them address environmental impacts of infrastructure development in the Albertine Rift.

Elephants in the Albertine Rift

Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

Conservation Strategy Fund held a course in Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift, from June 11-22, 2012 in Uganda. This course was offered in partnership with the Ugandan National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) and was made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the Handsel Foundation. We invited applications from people who work in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ecosystem Spotlight: The Albertine Rift

Photo of gorilla in the Albertine Rift, Uganda

The Albertine Rift is the 920-mile long western area of the East African Rift, covering parts of Uganda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. It runs from the northern end of Lake Albert to the southern end of Lake Tanganyika. Formed over millions of years, the Albertine Rift is the result of two tectonic plates that once collided and are now slowly moving apart. This geologic activity has created some of Africa's tallest mountains and many of the world's deepest lakes. In addition, the unique variation in elevations has contributed to the diversity of habitats that include wetlands, alpine grasslands, lowland and montane forests, and woodland savannas. Within these habitats, one finds everything from active glaciers to volcanoes.

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