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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).

Alumni Spotlight: An Interview with Sutra Anjani

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CSF alumni Sutra Anjani. Photo credit: Anonymous

One of CSF’s greatest assets is our incredible network of course alumni. We love hearing about how their training with CSF has had an impact on their work and professional development. CSF-Indonesia Program Manager Desta Pratama reached out to Sutra Anjani, currently studying environmental economics at the University of Queensland in Australia, to find out more about her experience with the course she took in 2016 and what she is up to now.

Economic mechanisms for sustainable agriculture in Brazil

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The project team in front of the project stand at the Agrotins fair. From left to right: Maria Garcia (CI), Iamily Cunha (CI), Camila Jericó-Daminello (CSF), Paulo Seifer (Imaflora) and Karine Barcelos (CI). Photo credit: Anonymous

Sintang Consolidation Workshop: A Green District by 2030

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Workshop participants in Sintang. Photo credit: Sopian Hidayat

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.

Bringing economic tools to the mainstream in Indonesia

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CSF Training Director Kim Bonine and course participants working together in Bali. Photo Credit: Imanda Pradana

Fisheries and marine conservation initiatives in Indonesia primarily focus on management of specific species, national and subnational level fisheries policy, and Marine Protected Areas. While such initiatives often use a mix of scientific and socio-economic approaches, economic tools and analysis tend to be underutilized.

Alumni Spotlight: Sangeeta Mangubhai

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Sangeeta participating in CSF's Economic Tools for Marine Conservation course in Palau in 2014. Photo Credit: Dr. Dean Miller

Using Economics to Advocate for Smarter Energy Development in Brazil: Cost-benefit analysis results presentation

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Public Hearing at the City Hall Auditorium of Novo Horizonte do Norte, Mato Grosso

Photo Credit: CSF-Brazil

West Papua becomes Indonesia’s first Conservation Province

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The spectacular landscape of West Papua. Photo credit: Roderick Eime

2019- 2020 Indonesia Marine Fellows

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Marine Fellows at the Economic Tools course in Bali, Indonesia. Photo credit: Desta Pratama

CSF is proud to introduce our 2019-2020 Indonesia Marine Fellows. Over the next year, these 10 researchers will collect and analyze data to support sustainable fisheries and marine resource policy and management in Indonesia. Read on to learn about their individual projects and policy goals. Stay tuned for more news from the field as these projects develop.

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