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Economics for Environmental Leadership

Conservation Strategy Fund gives conservation professionals economic knowledge and skills that are key for success in protecting the environment. Our unique Economics for Environmental Leadership capacity building program focuses on conservation economics, drawing on the fields of environmental economics, natural resource economics, agricultural economics, development economics and behavioral economics to advance conservation goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by a diversity of economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the preservation of ecosystem services.

MAR Leadership Program - Economic Fundamentals

The MAR Leadership program (MAR-L) staff and 2016 fellows cohort gathered in Cancún, Mexico in September to meet each other and learn about the importance of economic fundamentals for natural resource conservation. Instructors came from the Center for the Blue Economy (CBE), Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). 

2016 Mesoamerican Reef Leadership Fellows Mexico2016 MAR-L fellows.

Economic Tools for Protected Area Tourism in Brazil

The four day training on Economic and Financial Feasibility of Supporting Services for Visitation of Conservation Units (Unidades de Conservação - UCs) was hold at the Biodiversity National Academy (ACADEBio), in Iperó, Brazil.

The course was attended by twenty-two members of the ICMBio from nine different states in Brazil who are responsible for protected areas management, three employees of the ACADEBio and one entrepreneur from the community-based tourism sector in the Amazon state.

The goal of the course was to give participants an understanding of how to use economic tools to make decisions about developing tourism activities and allocating resources in the UCs.

Economic Tools for Conservation - 2016 International Course

An incredible group of 20 participants from 15 countries joined us at UC Berkely for our 18th annual International Economic Tools for Conservation course in the summer of 2016. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, WWF, GEF World Bank, UNEP, and government, academic, and regional organizations all came together to learn how economics can help them achieve their conservation goals. 

curso Bolivia incentivos económicos

Incentivos Económicos para la Conservación de la Naturaleza

El curso de Incentivos Económicos para la Conservación de la Naturaleza concluyó de manera satisfactoria, gracias al apoyo de la  Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.

Economic tools training for mangrove ecosystems in Brazil

The five-day Economic Tools for Conservation of Mangroves in Protected Areas course was held at the Center for Research and Conservation of Northeast Marine Biodiversity (CEPENE), located in the city of Tamandaré, in Pernambuco state, in northeastern Brazil.

It was attended by twenty-five members of the Chico Mendes Institute for Conservation of Biodiversity (ICMBio), responsible for managing protected areas with mangroves from ten states in Brazil.

Graduación 2016 México curso Herramientas económicas

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza - México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano 2016

 

Hace aproximadamente un mes, el curso de Herramientas Económicas, en su tercera edición con enfoque marino-costero y pesquería, concluyó de manera satisfactoria. El curso se llevó a cabo en instalaciones de El mangle, en La Paz Baja California Sur, México. Se contó con la participación de 20 profesionales conservacionistas, quienes representaron a 17 instituciones públicas, académicas y ONGs de Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Economic Tools for Marine Conservation - Indonesia 2016

The course gave me new perspective on how economics can give solutions to marine problems. I will teach what I learned here to my students in Papua. Marsi Adi Purwadi, Papua

Twenty-four Indonesian conservation professionals participated in the two-week CSF’s course held in Bali on May 2016. Nineteen institutions were represented including the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Dept of Environment and Forestry, University of Indonesia, TNC, WWF, as well as other national universities and NGOs and private consultants.

Economic Analysis under the State's Regulatory Framework - CA Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

In April 2016, CSF lead a three-day training for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in Sacramento, CA. Participants included 22 members of the CDFW staff, and 5 members of the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC). We were able to reach 8 staff in field offices across California using remote access technology and our online workspace. The majority of participants also attended our Economic Tools for Natural Resource Management course in October 2015.

Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services - India 2016

All natural ecosystems yield economically valuable services, e.g. production of food and medicines, regulation of climate, provision of productive soils and clean water, opportunities for recreation, maintenance of cultural heritage, etc. Ecosystem degradation undermines the provision of vital goods and services, with considerable economic and social consequences. Harmful effects tend to be borne disproportionately by the poor, who are less able to access or afford alternatives when ecosystem services are lost. In order to influence policy, and conserve important resources, people must know how to put a value on the services ecosystems provide, and communicate those results effectively.

Herramientas Económicas para la Evaluación de Factibilidad y Diseño de Negocios Sustentables - Bolivia 2016

El entrenamiento concluyó de manera exitosa, contando con la participación de 26 profesionales que trabajan en diferentes zonas, e instituciones públicas, privadas, indígenas y de cooperación de Bolivia.

Dicha diversidad de perfiles enriquecieron de manera especial las discusiones y clases alrededor del diseño, planificación, evaluación de negocios sustentables en Bolivia.

"Todos los temas tocados en el curso fueron necesarios, el curso brindó pautas que me ayudarán a mejorar mi desempeño y el de mi institución."