Conservation Strategy Fund Develops Mining Impacts Calculator to Combat Illegal Gold Mining in Brazil
In collaboration with the Federal Public Ministry of Brazil (MPF), Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) has designed a Mining Impacts Calculator to determine the socio-environmental costs of illegal gold mining in Brazil.
Located in the Sulawesi Waters and North Halmahera of Indonesia, Fisheries Management Area 716 (FMA 716) is one of the most thriving fisheries in Indonesia, known especially for its contingency of small pelagic fish, which live in the pelagic zone of the ocean ranging from the surface of the ocean to the near bottom. As one of the FMAs in the Indonesian archipelago, FMA 716 plays an important role in the development of Indonesia’s marine and fisheries sector. Out of 118 pelagic species found within the area, FMA 716 contains 25 species, offering a rich potential for fishing in the area.
In cooperation with the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) at IPB University, CSF Indonesia kicked off our Third Marine Fellowship Program (MFP 3) for 2021-2022 with a workshop on how to effectively develop research proposals on April 28-29, 2021.
In partnership with GIZ, The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) held a virtual and online course on the design and implementation of economic tools to support the conservation of critical mangrove habitat across Brazil. Held over the first week of May, the five-day course, Economic Tools for the Management of Mangrove Habitat, focused on training 20 technical staff from the state governments of Pernambuco, Alagoas, Bahia, and Espírito Santo.
Conservação Estratégica e Ministério Público Federal lançam calculadora online de impactos do garimpo Ilegal
A Conservação Estratégica (CSF) em parceria com o Público Federal (MPF) lançam no dia 09 de junho a “Calculadora de Impactos de Garimpo Ilegal de Ouro”. A ferramenta, que estará disponível em uma plataforma on-line e aberta ao público, pretende auxiliar órgãos competentes em ações estratégicas contra as atividades ilegais dos garimpos.
To better understand the challenges faced by coastal fishing communities during COVID-19, CSF fellow Alimudin Laapo decided to research how fisheries in the Central Sulawesi Province have adapted to the pandemic’s challenges. Through CSF’s Groundwork Analysis on Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs) 716 & 717, Alimudin Laapo used his fellowship as an opportunity to better understand the impact that COVID-19 measures have had on local fishing communities and to see if there were ways to offer support.
As one of CSF Indonesia’s flagship courses, Economic Tools for Fisheries and Marine Conservation has produced more than 50 alumni over the last two years and gained recognition for advancing marine conservation initiatives throughout Indonesia.
CSF is now hiring a Program Director to grow our presence in Southern and Eastern Africa, and a Program Manager to lead our conservation efforts in our Peru office.
The Brazilian Federal Public Prosecutor's Office (MPF) is a government institution, independent of the three branches of the government, which is responsible for defending citizens against abuses and negligence by the government, and defending public property. In particular, the MPF has been active in combating activities that result in negative social and environmental impacts, such as illegal gold mining. However, prosecutors are often challenged to properly assess the financial penalties for individuals and companies for these infractions.
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and Wildlife Conservation Society Bolivia (WCS) are currently working to provide technical guidance on the development of a mitigation hierarchy in the Bolivian transportation sector (Jerarquía de Mitigación - JdM).