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Economic Tools for Conservation in Micronesia

Conservation Strategy Fund's Economic Tools for Conservation training course was offered March 12-13, 2012 in Pohnpei, Micronesia in partnership the Micronesian Conservation Trust (MCT). The course was offered thanks to a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

The course was CSF's first in the Western Pacific region.

The training supported conservation of marine and forest resources in Micronesia by equipping conservation practitioners, natural resource managers and community leaders with the principles and tools of conservation economics.

The Bahamas learns the value of ecotourism from Belize.

Exuma Cays

By investing in ecotourism, Belize has protected more than a third of it's total land area, as well as about 13 percent of it's marine area. As a world leader in conservation, CSF's Venetia Hargreaves-Allen believes the Bahamas could learn significantly from Belize's success. Formerly the principal investigator for the Marine Managed Area Economic Valuation in Belize with Conservation International, Hargreaves-Allen turned her focus to the Bahamas in a marine management study conducted in 2010. She recently presented her findings at a public meeting at the Bahamas National Trust.

CSF's Economic Tools for Conservation course heads to Micronesia.

Micronesian islands

Conservation Strategy Fund's Economic Tools for Conservation training course will be offered next year in Micronesia thanks to a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and a partnership with 2010 international course graduate Willy Kostka and the Micronesian Conservation Trust (MCT).

The course will be CSF's first in the Western Pacific region.

The training will support conservation of marine and forest resources in Micronesia by equipping conservation practitioners, natural resource managers and community leaders with the principles and tools of conservation economics.

Paying it forward in Papua New Guinea

After attending Conservation Strategy Fund's Economic Tools for Conservation course in 2009, Theresa Kas visited the small village of Sohoneliu in her home country of Papa New Guinea. Once she arrived, she realized much of the forest had been depleted to the extent wild animals were no longer hunted and the river was full of sediment and pollution from the local quarry. Theresa took the initiative and began meeting with the local community where many had converted precious forests into farmland. Using the skills she had acquired from the training course at CSF, she conducted a Cost Benefit Analysis to evaluate the true cost of these unsustainable practices. They soon realized that the true economic cost was far greater than the benefit of the harvest and quarry development.

British Columbia Salmon Farming

Conservation Strategy Fund is providing economic analysis to a joint initiative of the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) and the fish-farming firm, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC). This cooperative venture seeks to understand the financial and environmental costs and benefits of different approaches to raising salmon in the coastal province of British Columbia. CSF’s team includes consulting economists Glenn Jenkins, George Kuo and Leonard Leung, of Queens University in Ontario. Findings of the analysis will be important to both the company and CAAR members as they pursue environmental quality in the context of ever-growing seafood market.

La Reserva de Paracas

La Reserva Nacional de Paracas en el Perú es el hogar de varias especies de lobos marinos, nutrias, grandes cardúmenes de anchoveta, piqueros de patas azules, zarcillos, flamencos rosados, pelícanos, delfines y grandes bancos de concha. En los últimos años, esta extensa reserva ha sido fortalecida por un programa de guardaparques voluntarios que reúne a estudiantes para mantener el área protegida, limpiar las playas y realizar actividades de extensión en las comunidades cercanas. A pesar de las muchas contribuciones del programa, hay constante incertidumbre sobre su financiamiento.

Photo of yellow fishing boat on beach in Abrolhos

Monitoreo económico de la Reserva Marina de Abrolhos

Abrolhos literalmente significa “abre los ojos”. El arrecife de Abrolhos en el Brasil se ganó este nombre por sus singulares formaciones de coral y porque un gran número de ballenas jorobadas frecuentan sus aguas poco profundas durante la época de reproducción. Los peculiares corales en forma de hongo que se ven en Abrolhos en su mayoría son especies únicas. Este alto grado de endemismo de especies (singularidad) se explica por el total alejamiento de Abrolhos de otros arrecifes de coral.

Economía del océano - Parque Nacional Coiba, Panamá

La investigación de valoración marina que Conservación Estratégica (CSF) realizó en Panamá se concentró en los beneficios del turismo y la pesca en el Parque Nacional Coiba –una isla frondosa rodeada de arrecifes que antiguamente fue colonia penitenciaria– y sus alrededores. Descubrimos que los ecosistemas del parque sostienen más de 325 empleos así como beneficios netos a largo plazo que ascienden a 20,5 millones de dólares para los pescadores y 15,3 millones de dólares para el turismo. Otro hallazgo clave fue que el parque no necesita grandes inversiones en infraestructura de hospitalidad para satisfacer las necesidades de los turistas.

Photo of a deep sea giant turtle swimming in clear tropical sea water.

Economía del océano - arrecifes de Abrolhos, Brasil

En Conservación Estratégica (CSF) actualmente estamos realizando estudios de valoración económica de áreas marinas en Belice, Panamá y Brasil. Este trabajo tiene el apoyo del programa de Marine Management Area Science (MMAS, ciencias para áreas bajo manejo marino) de Conservación Internacional. Estamos llevando a cabo la valoración de bienes y servicios del ecosistema dentro de tres áreas marinas formalmente protegidas: Gladden Spit (Belice), Coiba (Panamá) y Abrolhos (Brasil).

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