Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD)

Through an agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) has launched a comprehensive initiative in central Africa, expand CSF’s programs in the Andes-Amazon region, and initiate a limited program in Asia’s Himalayan region. The goal of the program is to promote biodiversity conservation through infrastructure best practices.

CSF People: Alfonso Malky Harb

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Alfonso Malky Harb first came to CSF as a student in 2006, where he participated in the Madidi National Park course on economic tools for conservation. Two years later, Alfonso joined CSF as an Economic Analyst in the Bolivian office. With a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics from Catholic University of Chile, an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Bolivian Catholic University, and a diploma in Environmental and Social Research Methods from PIEB (Programa de Investigación Estratégica en Bolivia), he was a natural fit for CSF.

Photo of a road in the Bolivian Amazon

Fortalecimiento de capacidades institucionales para la aplicación de herramientas económicas para la conservación en proyectos de infraestructura - Bolivia

CSF presenta un nuevo programa de fortalecimiento de capacidades, esta vez, a nivel institucional. Este programa es financiado por la Fundación Gordon y Betty Moore.

Economía de las Represas Hidroeléctricas - La Paz, Bolivia

Salón Versalles, Hotel Radisson
9:00 a 14:00 hrs.
La Paz, Bolivia

Formulario de Inscripción en Linea

¿Las represas son buenas para la economía, para el medioambiente y para la gente?

Eso Depende !

Algunas represas hidroeléctricas pueden aportar energía confiable y urgentemente necesaria para las comunidades y ciudades con un costo menor para los consumidores y el medio ambiente. Otras represas traen consigo incremento en los precios de electricidad, desplazamiento de las comunidades y desastres medioambientales.

Wild Amazon Chocolate in the Bolivian Market

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Wild Cacao

Wild Chocolate in Bolivia

The tree that gives us chocolate is native to the Amazon rain forests. It has long been domesticated and planted commercially in hot, humid climates around the world. But the "wild" cacao beans are still harvested from natural Amazon forests, such as those in Northern Bolivia. CSF helped local communities and our partners at Conservation International assess the Bolivian market for wild rain forest chocolate.

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