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Aprovechamiento Sustentable de los Bosques en Bolivia

Bolivia PhotosFoto: Ana Gabriela Gómez Arancibia,Mesa de trabajo en el curso Incentivos Económicos para la Conservación de la Naturaleza. Santa Cruz de la Sierra - Bolivia.

Translating Vision into Development Planning: A Story from North Aceh’s Scenario Planning for Sustainable Development

North Aceh Photos
Photo: Desta Pratama

With the support of The Asia Foundation, CSF led the facilitation of a scenario planning process for sustainable development in North Aceh. The scenario planning workshops were attended by 60 people representing the legislative branch, CSOs, government agencies, religious and cultural groups, and women’s groups. Twelve facilitators (six each from CSOs and government agencies) helped the process after a training from CSF.

Strengthening the participation of private sector and Bolivian society in conservation

With support from the Good Energies Foundation, CSF is working to create an innovative platform in Bolivia called CASA Verde, which aims to improve conservation by promoting greater participation and awareness among society.

The first step of this project was a feasibility assessment of the platform that was conducted in 2017. The study concluded that the implementation of CASA Verde is feasible given private sector interest in the platform. Several NGOs also want to be part of CASA Verde´s portfolio projects, and people have showed a positive willingness to contribute (monetarily) to the platform.

CSF conducts course for Colombia's National Natural Parks Staff

PES PNNC Photos
Foto: Carlos Solís

From April 18th to 20th in Bogotá, Colombia, CSF held a course on "Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and their implementation in protected areas". More than 40 officials from National Natural Parks of Colombia (PNNC), from different regions of Colombia, participated in the course, acquiring the necessary knowledge to enable them to implement PES mechanisms in the country's protected areas.

Alumni Spotlight: Pursuing Higher Education

CSF is proud to have trained nearly 3000 professionals around the world through our capacity-building programs. Our alumni are academics, government officials, biologists, lawyers, park rangers, NGO program officers, and others - all working to find solutions to environmental problems that work for people and nature. The economic tools CSF offers are often only one piece of the puzzle for these dedicated conservationists.

Several of our alumni have recently been accepted to prestigious programs and top universities. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize their achievements, and wish them the best of luck in their next step as growing leaders.

Apoyando PES en los Parques Nacionales de Colombia

CSF Colombia National Parks PES
Reunión en Peñas Blancas, Parque Farallones del Cali. Foto: Carlos Solís

Colombia es actualmente uno de los países con mayor biodiversidad del planeta. Esta riqueza está representada en 59 áreas naturales, las cuales son administradas por el Sistema de Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia (SPNNC). ElSPNNC está apostando por la implementación de esquemas de Pagos por Servicios Ambientales (PSA), a fin de estimular la conservación, preservación y restauración de los ecosistemas.

Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Course in Honduras

CSF Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Program Fellows Honduras MAR

MAR-L Fellows with course organizers and instructors. Photo credit: FMCN

Marañón: The social and environmental costs of five hydroelectric projects

Marañon river Amazon basin Peru hydroelectric project

Fisherman on the Marañon river. Photo credit: Jose Carlos Rubio

The Marañón River contributes about ten percent of the total water discharged by the Amazon river into the Atlantic Ocean, and transports approximately forty percent of all sediments carried in the Peruvian part of the Amazon watershed. Along with the Ucayali and Madre de Dios rivers, it is one of the main tributaries of the Amazon basin in Peru.