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The Bahamas learns the value of ecotourism from Belize.

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By investing in ecotourism, Belize has protected more than a third of it's total land area, as well as about 13 percent of it's marine area. As a world leader in conservation, CSF's Venetia Hargreaves-Allen believes the Bahamas could learn significantly from Belize's success. Formerly the principal investigator for the Marine Managed Area Economic Valuation in Belize with Conservation International, Hargreaves-Allen turned her focus to the Bahamas in a marine management study conducted in 2010. She recently presented her findings at a public meeting at the Bahamas National Trust.

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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.

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.

http://www.youtube.com/user/numbers4nature

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.

Ocean Economics - Coiba National Park, Panama

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) conducted economic valuation research of Marine areas in Belize, Panama, and Brazil. This work was supported by Conservation International’s Marine Management Area Science program and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Valuation of ecosystem goods and services was carried out within three formally protected marine areas: Gladden Spit (Belize), Coiba (Panama) and Abrolhos (Brazil). CSF's Coiba research was led by one of our training graduates, Ricardo Montenegro, of the Alliance for Conservation and Development, a Panamanian NGO.

International Economic Tools Course August 10-21, Stanford University, USA

Course participants at Golden Gate Bridge

CSF held its 2009 International Economic Tools Course from August 10-12, 2009 at Stanford University in California, USA.

During the two-week course, participants learned to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work. Participants studied natural resource and environmental economics, practiced communication and negotiation techniques, and got hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis.