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Assessing the Peruvian biodiversity offset scheme and the potential role of protected areas

In December 2014, Peru's Ministry of the Environment made a major policy announcement in a ministerial resolution that established guidelines for developers to offset the residual impacts of their projects. The policy was several years in the making and the product of exhaustive analysis on the part of ministry staff and important policy support from CSF and several other organizations, including the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law, The Nature Conservancy and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Comportamiento de pescadores frente a distintos arreglos institucionales en la Estrella Fluvial de Inírida. Amazonía Colombiana

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Esta publicación se hace gracias al Programa de Becas de Investigaciones Económicas Aplicadas para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina de la Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA, un programa de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), a través del cual la becaria recibió apoyo técnico de CSF para llevar a cabo su investigación y publicación.

CSF and GIZ supporting mangrove conservation through better economics in Ecuador

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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.

Tenosique: Environmental economic analysis of a hydroelectric project on the Usumacinta River

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CSF brings together journalists and conservation experts at forum in Brasilia

On November 12th, in Brasília, Brazil, 30 journalists from the Amazonian regional media as well as from the national and international outlets attended an infrastructure-focused workshop organized by CSF-Brasil. These professionals hailed from various organizations including O Eco, IPAM, IMAZON, WWF, and TNC. John Lyons of the Wall Street Journal, Wilson Cabral of Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, and Paul E. Little, anthropologist and infrastructure expert, were also in attendance. Speakers shared information about the impacts of infrastructure projects on ecosystem services in the Amazon. The event provided a forum to discuss infrastructure project planning as well as key environmental, social, economic and legal issues that need to be understood by society.

Shaping Shipping: the Panama Canal

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One of CSF’s central ideas is that we can change the world by grabbing levers connecting to very big things, and pulling at the right time. The Panama Canal qualifies as a very big thing. The hundred-year-old waterway has been the most transformative piece of infrastructure in the Western Hemisphere and, in 2000, was set to transform Panama all over again. That’s when CSF helped a small, local organization pull on one of those levers for change.


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
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Karuma Hydro - Power Project (600 MW)

Hydroelectric complex
Under construction
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Name of development company or institution: 
Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development
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Government of Uganda
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
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300 people displaced
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