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Benefits of Brazilian mangroves

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Brazilian mangroves. Photo credit: Freya Fennwood .

Mangroves are a key ecosystem contributing to biodiversity and flood protection on a local and regional level. Unfortunately most people are unaware of the ecosystem services provided by mangroves. As a result, overfishing and pollution threaten this critical habitat.

Economic instruments for mangroves conservation in Brazilian protected areas

Roughly 90% of mangrove ecosystems in Brazil are located in Protected Areas (PA). However, there are important deficiencies in terms of financial sustainability and resource management in these areas that affect natural capital stocks, biodiversity and local communities that depend on natural resources.

In this context, CSF-Brazil conducted a project in 2016 on the management of mangrove ecosystem services and launched the publication "The values of ecosystem services of the Brazilian mangroves, economic instruments for its conservation and the Salgado Paraense case study".

This study aimed to:

Risks and opportunities of Environmental Reserve Quotas (CRA): How to ensure protection of priority conservation areas?

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF-Brazil) analyzed the risks and benefits of the Environmental Reserve Quota (Portuguese acronym, CRA) markets in the state of Bahia, in the northeastern region of Brazil. The goal of this work is to support the government in the design of state law to ensure that CRA markets protect priority conservation areas.

CSF delivers first training in India, with GIZ

Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India
March 14-17, 2016

CSF GIZ economic valuation of ecosystem services ValuES India 2016

CSF Training Director Kim Bonine with course participants.

Behavioral economics and payments for ecosystem services: finally some free lunches

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CSF partners with GIZ to deliver ValuES training in Namibia

CSF GIZ ValuES training NamibiaNative Kudu.

In September, CSF led several modules in a four-day workshop in Okahandja, Namibia sponsored by the GIZ ValuES program. ValuES is a global project that helps decision-makers integrate ecosystem services into policy making, planning and implementation of specific projects. A key element of the program is training on the selection and application of methods and tools for the assessment and valuation of ecosystem services. The Namibia course is one of several regional training courses taking place around the world in 2015 and 2016.

Land, tourism and taxes: An evaluation of tourism income in Sonoma County

With support from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Conservation Strategy Fund is evaluating the benefits of tourism in Sonoma County, California; specifically tourist behavior and tourism-related income in the context of scenic beauty and open space. With 7.5 million tourists per year, Sonoma County's economy thrives due in part to the contribution of tourists who visit for many reasons, including the area's rolling hills and panoramic vistas. 

Elementos prioritarios para establecer esquemas de incentivos económicos: El caso de las comunidades indígenas de Mocagua (Leticia, Colombia)

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 los becarios recibieron apoyo técnico de CSF para llevar a cabo su investigación y publicación.

Decisiones sobre el uso de suelo en hogares ribereños de la Amazonía baja peruana

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 los becarios recibieron apoyo técnico de CSF para llevar a cabo su investigación y publicación.

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