CSF and Duke presents webinar on Economic Instruments for Coral Reefs

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Conservation Strategy Fund is pleased to announce the next webinar in our Conservation Economics Initiative series. Presented in partnership with the Marine Ecosystem Services Partnership (MESP) at Duke University, "An Economic Instrument for Coral Reefs" is coming up on Wednesday, October 22nd at 11:00am EDT (10:00am CDT, 8:00am PDT, 5:00pm CET).

CSF and GIZ supporting mangrove conservation through better economics in Ecuador

equadorian mangrovesMangroves on the Equador coastline. © Ammit Jack

Since 2008, Ecuador’s Socio Bosque Program has been protecting the country’s environment through incentive payments to individual and community land owners. Socio Bosque has to date protected nearly 1.3 million hectares of important habitat. In 2013, the government decided to expand the program to mangroves, one of the most productive and threatened ecosystems in the world.

Value-chain analysis of sea cucumber fisheries

CSF is partnering with the government of Ngardmau State, Palau, to conduct a value-chain analysis of their sea cucumber fishery. For the community of Ngardmau, sea cucumbers represent an important species culturally and, if managed properly, have the potential to significantly improve economic conditions in the area. The second highest-valued export commodity within the Pacific, sea cucumbers are among the few resources that can deliver profits at the village level.

CSF awarded $100,000 grant from Margaret A. Cargill Foundation

In November, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation's Environment Program awarded CSF $100,000 as part of our expanding marine initiative. This award will fund a decision-makers workshop and a mentored groundwork field analysis.

From Prison to Paradise

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Coastal habitats worldwide produce billions of dollars in fishing and tourism income. In drawing up a management plan for one of its premier island sites, the Coiba National Park, Panama’s government was faced with decisions over how to make the most of the island gem’s economic potential without damaging its fragile ecosystems. In 2007, CSF joined the Smithsonian Institution and Conservation International to solve that dilemma.

Economic Tools for Marine Conservation in the Western Pacific - Palau 2014

"The amount of information given to me was huge and has, over a very short time, significantly altered my mentality as a conservationist/biologist. I'll cherish that for the rest of my career." --Palau 2014 Course Participant


Hydroelectric complex
107 hectares
Name of development company or institution: 
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
88 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 2: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 3: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in other ecosystems: 
99 hectares
Total number of hectares affected: 
107 hectares
location country: 
- None -

Packard Foundation Supports CSF Oceans Work

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recently awarded CSF a grant to expand our ocean conservation work, with a focus on the islands of Micronesia. Packard will join CSF in delivering conservation economics training in Palau, a global priority for protection of reefs and associated coastal ecosystems. CSF will work with environmental managers and decision makers on integrating economic data and insights into management of fisheries and marine protected areas. Complementing the training will be a detailed analysis of sustainability and the distribution of profits from the economically significant sea cucumber industry.

Rwimi Small Hydro Power Project

Feasibility study: 
EIA : 
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
Name of development company or institution: 
Eco Power Holdings Limited
Financing body: 
Eco Power Holdings Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
The Constitution of Uganda 1995,The Environment Act, Cap. 153,The Water Act, Cap 152,,The Occuptional Saftey and Health Act, 2006,The Water (Waste Discharge)Regulation,1998),The National Environment (Waste Management ) Regulations 1999,The National Environement (Noise Standards and Control(Regulation, 2003,The Land Act, Cap 227,The Local Government's Act 1997,The Town and Country Planning Act, 1964,The Nationtional Forstry and Tree Planting Act, 2003,The Petroleum Supply Act, 2003,The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 1998,The National Environment (Audit) Regulations, 2006,The National Waetland and River Banks and Lake Shores Management) Regulations, 2000
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
1 km
Type of land-use: 
Farm land
location country: 
- None -
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