Conference Synthesis Note

This note summarizes the results of the meeting, “Economics and Conservation in the Tropics: A Strategic Dialogue,” held in San Francisco, January 31–February 1, 2008, and organized by the Conservation Strategy Fund, Resources for the Future, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. At the meeting, experts were asked to discuss the role of economic analysis as a tool to achieve conservation in developing countries. Ideas advanced can be grouped under three broad themes.