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Pilón Lajas Project Update

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Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve. Photo credit: Ceci Simon

Last month, we held a series of meetings on the proposed financial mechanism for water conservation in The Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve & Communal Lands in Bolivia. On July 9th, we met with indigenous communities, and on July 10th with other stakeholders from the area around the reserve. Both meetings were coordinated with the Regional Council Tsimane Mosetén (CRTM) and the Bolivian National Protected Areas Service (SERNAP).

Exploring Conservation Agreements in the Bolivian Andean Amazon

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Workshop participants in the Real Beni community

Photo Credit:Lilian Apaza

The Pilón Lajas Biosphere Reserve & Communal Lands lies on the eastern slopes of the Andes in northwestern Bolivia. This reserve connects 4 protected areas in Bolivia and Peru, protects safeguards the headwaters of the Alto Beni River, serves to regulate the local water cycle, and is also a hotspot of endemic biodiversity.

New publication: Promoting the Forest Code implementation to conserve Brazilian biodiversity

In partnership with the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) and Brazilian State level Environment Agencies, CSF-Brazil has concluded a study on the implementation of Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRAs) in the state of Maranhão (MA), and opportunities in Bahia (BA) and Tocantins (TO). We aim to support MA in the CRAs market implementation and to promote dialogue and experience sharing among MA, BA and TO. The ultimate goal of the study is to promote ecosystem and forest conservation in a more economically efficient and environmentally sound way in the Amazon, Cerrado and Caatinga Brazilian biomes.

New Publications on Protected Areas in Mexico

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Sea turtle resting in the reefs of Cabo Pulmo National Park. Photo credit: Leonardo Gonzalez/Shutterstock.

Building Momentum for Better Fisheries Management in Western Indonesia

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Participants enjoying themselves between training sessions.

Pirarucu Value Chain Analysis Results

CSF-Brazil, in partnership with Native Amazon Operation (OPAN), has completed an analysis of the stock management and sales of the pirarucu fish in protected areas (PAs) in Amazonas state (AM), Brazil.


"Diagnosis of the Management of Pirarucu in Protected Areas of the Amazon" seminar participants. Photo credit: OPAN and CSF.

Sustainable tourism in indigenous lands in Mato Grosso state, Brazil

Turismo sustentável em terras indígenas no Mato Grosso, BrasilCSF-Brazil Director, Pedro Gasparinetti, CSF-Brazil consultant, Rodrigo Ozorio, and leaders from the Wazare indigenous village.

New guide for creating participatory sustainable business plans

Conservação Estratégica (CSF-Brazil) is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication "Guide for the Participatory Development of Sustainable Business Plans” (in Portuguese).

CSF Guia Plano NegócioWomen of the Paiter Suruí people collecting the babassu fruit in the Sete de Setembro IL, in Rondônia state.

New publication launch: strategies for conserving mangroves in Brazil's protected areas

CSF-Brazil is pleased to announce the launch of a new publication (in Portuguese): "The values of ecosystem services of the Brazilian mangroves, economic instruments for its conservation and the Salgado Paraense case study".

Roughly 90% of mangroves in Brazil are located in protected areas (PA). However, there are important deficiencies in financial sustainability and resource management that affect natural capital stocks, biodiversity and thus, local communities.