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Alumni Spotlight: Phanor Montoya Maya

Economic Tools for Conservation
Phanor Montoya Maya, Director of Corales de Paz, Colombia. Photo: Niki Gribi

Jon Mellberg is new CSF Board Chair

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Jon Mellberg

CSF is thrilled to announce Jon Mellberg as the new Chair of our US Board of Directors. Before joining the board in May 2016, Jon supported our videos on economic valuation. Jon resides in Northern California where he splits his time working in equity research, running the trails, and travelling with his wife and two children.

Jon is taking the helm from Bob Hambrecht, who has been a key part of the CSF family since its inception in 1998.

Brazilian Public Prosecutors Seminar: Uses and Limits of Economic Valuation

Most decisions regarding the environmental and social impacts of infrastructure projects in the Brazilian Amazon are arbitrated by judges, which means that there are often no clear criteria to establish compensation values.

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.

CASA Verde: Conservation Finance in Action in Bolivia

For the past year, CSF-Bolivia has been working on an innovative platform called CASA Verde which aims to engage different sectors of Bolivian society including conservation NGOs, private companies, and the general public, who are interested in contributing to environmental conservation. The main objective of CASA Verde is to improve conservation of ecosystems that sustain life and productive activities in Bolivia by promoting greater participation and awareness in society. CASA Verde will also contribute to the implementation of the commitments assumed by Bolivia in the National Development Plan, as well as the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Developing a Green Regency in the Heart of Borneo

CSF Sintang Green Regency stakeholder dialogue
Stakeholders from various background got together during the dialogue. Photo credit: Sopian Hidayat.

The Final Touch: Writing Workshop for Marine Fellowship Program

CSF Marine Fellowship Program writing workshop
Luky Adrianto, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science of IPB Bogor, giving an opening speech during the workshop. Photo credit: Imanda Pradana.

Developing cost-benefit analysis guidelines for USAID

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is responsible for managing over $16 billion in non-military aid and assistance around the world. Among the agency’s projects are many that conserve and protect threatened ecosystems, contribute to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and support community adaptation to the effects of climate change.

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.