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Economics for Environmental Leadership

Conservation Strategy Fund gives conservation professionals economic knowledge and skills that are key for success in protecting the environment. Our unique Economics for Environmental Leadership capacity building program focuses on conservation economics, drawing on the fields of environmental economics, natural resource economics, agricultural economics, development economics and behavioral economics to advance conservation goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by a diversity of economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the preservation of ecosystem services.

Economic Tools for Marine Conservation & Policy

Have you ever wondered how marine conservation can benefit local fishermen, coastal communities, or people in general? Have you ever considered the benefits of protecting coral reefs, seagrass, and mangroves ecosystems from a human perspective? At Conservation Strategy Fund, we know that understanding the economic costs and benefits of conservation is crucial to success in sustaining natural ecosystems.

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Fisheries Management Area 711 Training

In 2010, Indonesia was divided into eleven Fisheries Management Areas (FMA) by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF). The FMA were selected based on their fish resources and biophysical environments, and include capture fisheries, aquaculture, conservation, research, and fisheries development activities. FMA 711, which encompasses the Karimata Strait, Natuna Sea, and the South China Sea, is a strategic fishing ground in Indonesia, with an estimated fishery potential of 1.1 million tons/year, or 11% of the total catch for the country. Six provinces are part of this FMA: Riau, Bangka Belitung, South Sumatra, Jambi, Riau Islands, and West Kalimantan.

Fisheries Economics, Policy and Conservation Training of Trainers - Indonesia 2018

Of the 20 experts we trained on CSF's unique teaching technique, 78% stated that the training was valuable, and 100% would recommend this training to a colleague. 

"As a government person, I never knew how to teach like CSF demonstrated to me. All I knew before was to jam all of the information into a Powerpoint presentation and have 50+ slides to explian to people in a 2 hour period, which was never effective. This training was a real turning point in my life. Now I know how to engage audiences using the skills I received. I cannot wait to implement this new way of teaching at my next opportunity." 

International Economic Tools for Conservation Course - 2018

Our 20th annual international Economic Tools for Conservation course was held from July 2-13, 2018 at the University of California Berkeley. We were proud to host 25 conservation professionals from 20 different institutions in 23 countries.

“I feel like I learned more practical knowledge and skills from this two week course than I did over the course of 4 micro and resource economics classes at the university level." -Alice Thomas-Smyth, Environmental Defense Fund, USA

 


 

ORIGINAL COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Policy Makers Workshop: Economic Tools for Marine Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries

 

On March 25th - 29th 2018, we held a five-day workshop on the use of economic tools and knowledge to support Indonesian Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) in formulating policies to conserve and sustainably manage marine resources. Twenty-seven participants from different technical roles across various departments at MMAF were present.

 

Economic Tools for Conservation - USAID Peru

A 5-day course in Economic Tools for Conservation for USAID staff in Peru.

Introduction to Economics

  • Economic fundamentals and the Super Six
  • Supply, demand, market equilibrium, and competition
  • Market and institutional failures related to public goods, open access and property rights

Environmental Policy

Regional Symposium: The Value of Nature

The Regional Symposium: "The Value of Nature", took place in Quito, Ecuador, from the 27th of November to December 1, 2017. The event was held at the Hotel Quito, and included a combination of plenary sessions, training, and interactive sessions on the topic of quantification and valuation of ecosystem services for sustainable development.  Attendees were able to choose from a combination of sessions led by experts from the Natural Capital Project (NatCap) and Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF). For attendees working in coastal and marine contexts, the central themes included the assessment of the risks to habitat and marine protected areas.

Economic Tools & Communication Strategies for Conservation

  • Monday, 14 August, 2017 - Friday, 18 August, 2017
  • Completed

In August, CSF will provide a one-week training course to staff of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in São Paulo, Brazil. Our objective is to equip these conservation professionals with an understanding of basic economic concepts, key tools for financial & economic assessment of projects, and strategies for tailoring communication efforts to different audiences. We will provide tools to help TNC collaborate with stakeholders and influence policy decisions.

Day 1: Economic Fundamentals
Day 2: Economics & The Environment
Day 3: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Market & Non-Market Goods
Day 4: Cost-Benefit Analysis Case Study
Day 5: Strategic Communication Techniques

MAR Leadership Program - Conservation Finance, Sustainable Business Planning, Economic Impact Analysis, Fisheries Management & Policy

This week-long course included two days with CSF. Our staff led half day trainings on Conservation Finance, Sustainable Business Planning, Economic Impact Analysis, and Fisheries Management & Policy.