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Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación en los Andes Tropicales

Este curso es dirigido a profesionales trabajando en temas de conservación y desarrollo en la región amazónica de los paises andinos (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú y Bolivia), y es ofrecido por Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) en colaboración con la Alianza Andes Tropicales (ATT) y la Universidad Nacional de Colombia sede Medellín, y cuenta con el apoyo financiero de la Fundación Betty y Gordon Moore.

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Economic Tools for Conservation - 2011 International Course

Conservation Strategy Fund successfully completed its 13th annual training course Economic Tools for Conservation, August 15-26, 2011 at Stanford University. This course was offered in partnership with the Center for Conservation Biology and the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford.

Over the last decade, this course has become recognized as the premier applied economics training event for conservation professionals from around the world.

Op-ed by CSF President John Reid published in Press Democrat

John Reid discusses California's Proposition 23 and what it would mean for the fate of rain forests in an op-ed featured in Santa Rosa's Press Democrat. "California has always led on environmental policy, but never in the wrong direction." To read the article, click here.

CSF Featured in Mogabay online

Who is CSF and how do we use economics to protect nature? Mongabay conducted an interview with CSF Founder John Reid to find out. You can click to read the article here.

New course offered in Economics of Tiger Conservation

Conservation Strategy Fund and the Duke Environmental Leadership (DEL) Program are pleased to announce the course Economics of Tiger Conservation in partnership with the World Bank Institute and the Global Tiger Initiative. This one-week course held in North Carolina this November will help environmental professionals working on tiger conservation issues gain knowledge and technical skills for conducting applied economic research in support of endangered species protection.

CSF President John Reid is Featured in EcoAmericas

EcoAmericas recently published an interview with CSF President John Reid, entitled “Making Economics Part of the Conservation Equation,” which can be found on the last page of the pdf below. John was also quoted in the “Eyes on Watershed as Panama Widens Canal” article, which begins on page 6.

CSF letter published in The Economist

The May 8th - 14th, 2010 edition of The Economist published a letter by President John Reid and CSF course graduate and Fellow Wilson Cabral about the Belo Monte dam. The letter pointed out that the shaky economics of the dam will create pressure for even more dam development upstream of Belo Monte. Construction of the Belo Monte on the Xingu River is rapidly moving forward. But there are positive aspects to this story. A delay in the project of several years, partly due to CSF's 2006 study of the dam, has given time for protected areas and a big new carbon project to be consolidated. This will make it harder for additional big dams, which are the real threat, to be built upstream of Belo Monte on the Xingu.

CSF launches YouTube channel

Conservation Strategy Fund has launched a YouTube channel. We will feature videos on CSF projects, courses, staff and student profiles, and informational films. Please subscribe so you can stay up to date with any videos we post.

CSF launches new video on International Training

Watch this short video and hear from our students why they attended our 11th annual International Training in Economic Tools for Conservation at Stanford University in California in August 2009. The students came from all corners of the globe: Indonesia, Cameroon, Haiti, Bhutan, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. Watch the video, below, or by clicking here for our You Tube site.

CSF President John Reid is Featured in The Katoomba Group Ecosystem Marketplace

Photos of John Reid, CSF President

Read about how CSF got its start and what inspired John to begin teaching others how to use economics to conserve the environment. John Reid: Teaching Ecologists the Economics of Nature