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Taller Internacional de CSF en Bolivia: Construcción de un Mecanismo de Acuerdos de Conservación

CSF llevó a cabo en Noviembre un Taller Internacional de Expertos en Incentivos Económicos y Pagos por Servicios Ambientales. El objetivo del taller fue presentar y discutir diferentes temas en torno al diseño e implementación de esquemas de incentivos, con el fin de proporcionar insumos y recomendaciones para la construcción de un Mecanismo de Acuerdos de Conservación que CSF está diseñando para el norte amazónico de Bolivia, en coordinación con Conservación Internacional. Las recomendaciones de los expertos fueron de mucha utilidad para definir puntos centrales del diseño del mecanismo.

Economic Tools for Protected Area Tourism in Brazil

In early August, CSF and the Chico Mendes Institute for Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio), in partnership with the United States Forest Service (USFS), held a four day training on Economic and Financial Feasibility of Supporting Services for Visitation of Conservation Units (Unidades de Conservação - UCs) at the Biodiversity National Academy (ACADEBio), in Iperó, Brazil.

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Benefits of Brazilian mangroves

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Brazilian mangroves. Photo credit: Freya Fennwood .

Mangroves are a key ecosystem contributing to biodiversity and flood protection on a local and regional level. Unfortunately most people are unaware of the ecosystem services provided by mangroves. As a result, overfishing and pollution threaten this critical habitat.

Field testing Peru's new policy on environmental compensation

Las Piers River Madre de Dios

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Macaws in the Madre de Dios region. Photo credit: Anonymous.

Donor Spotlight: Jon Mellberg

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For this month's Donor Spotlight series, I sat down with Jon Mellberg, a Bay Area-based contributor who has supported CSF's videos on economic valuation, part of our popular animated video series. He recently spent some time with me to discuss his background, why he supports CSF and even the best way to calculate the economic value of an elephant!

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Mubariq Ahmad to Lead CSF-Indonesia

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Conseravation Strategy Fund is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mubariq Ahmad as the first Director of CSF-Indonesia. Mubariq has enjoyed a 30-year career working as economic policy researcher and professional activist in a variety of organizations including The World Bank (2009-2015), WWF (2003-2009), and LEI/Indonesian Ecolabeling Institute (1997-2000). He will take the helm of CSF's program on February 1.

CSF receives 4-star top rating from Charity Navigator as one of USA's best-run organizations

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CSF's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4 out of 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Panel Internacional: Investigaciones en la Amazonía Andina Presentación de los resultados del programa de becas

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Este 19 y 20 de agosto once becarios del Programa de Becas para el Desarrollo de Investigaciones Económicas Aplicadas para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina presentaron, junto con sus tutores, los resultados de sus investigaciones a participantes de entidades de gobierno, ONG y universidades.