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CSF Alumni Gather in Lima

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Course graduates Marco Bustamente (2014), Sara Mateo (2013), Sofia Vargas (2015), Maria Pia Diaz (2015), and Dora Samaneigo (2014) enjoying the alumni gathering in Lima. Photo credit: Niki Gribi

Tourism in Protected Areas generated US$ 720 million in Peru in 2017

This article was originally written by SPDA / ActualidadAmbiental.pe

Economic Impact Tourism Protected Areas Peru Conservation Economics

A tourist at the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve. Photo credit: Annie Escobedo

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) presented a study on the economic impact of tourism within the Natural Protected Areas (ANP) of the National System of Natural Protected Areas by the State (SINANPE).

New publication on Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA) in Brazil

Environmental Reserve Quotas Brazil Conservation Economics

A rural area near São Paulo, Brazil. Photo credit: Filipe Frazão

Yaguas National Park created: 2 million acres conserved in Peru

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Yaguas National Park, Peru. Photo credit: Frank S. Cardoza

Capacity building for marine resource managers in California

CSF staff traveled to Monterey in December to lead a three-day training for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This short course focused on marine fisheries, and is the third course we have led for the Department. Participants included 17 CDFW staff from the marine region, and one researcher from the California Sea Grant program and UC Santa Cruz. We were able to reach participants in field offices across California using remote access technology and our online workspace.

CSF training California Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Natural ResourcesProfessor Steven Hackett presenting at the course. Photo credit: Niki Gribi

Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA): Seminar promoting efficient regulation across Brazilian states for improved forest conservation

CSF-Brazil recently hosted the seminar "Implementation of Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA) in Brazilian states" to help promote more economically efficient and environmentally sound forest conservation, in partnership with the Federal University of Minas Gerais state (UFMG), the Forest Code Observatory (OCF) and the Environmentalist Parliamentary Front, on December 7th at the House of Representatives in Brasília, Brazil.

More than forty people attended the event, representing the Ministry of the Environment, the Environment Secretariats of thirteen states, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, national and international universities, as well as the organizing institutions.

CSF Andes team shares Numbers for Nature tools at Regional Symposium in Quito, Ecuador

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José Carlos Rubio Ayllón (CSF) presenting the HydroCalculator.

Evaluating the impacts of hydroelectric plants on the Munduruku indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon

CSF staff conducted a field visit to villages of the Munduruku people in the Brazilian Amazon. These communities have been adversely affected for several years by the construction of the Teles Pires and São Manoel hydropower plants.

CSFScenic beauty of the Teles Pires river.

Second Marine Fellowship Program Workshop in Tanjung Pinang

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Photo credits: UMRAH

In early 2017, six researchers were awarded a grant as part of CSF’s Indonesia Marine Fellows Program (MFP). The six fellows were selected based on their research topics, which seek to answer pertinent questions about fisheries management challenges in Indonesia. The fellows were also paired with mentors who are experts in their respective fields.