CSF held its 2009 International Economic Tools Course from August 10-12, 2009 at Stanford University in California, USA. During the two-week course, participants learned to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work. Participants studied natural resource and environmental economics, practiced communication and negotiation techniques, and got hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis.
Ecoaméricas cites CSF-supported study on roads in the Maya Forest. The study showed that new proposed roads in remote areas of the forest would increase deforestation, spark fires and cause net economic losses to Guatemala and Mexico. In the Americas, the Maya Forest is the largest intact area of rain forest north of the Amazon. It is home to impressive biodiversity, the largest of the ancient mayan cities' ruins, and thriving forest economies.
CSF's John Reid quoted in Plenty magazine about controversial dam on Xingu river in Brazilian Amazon. See the article here http://www.plentymag.com/features/2008/07/amazon.php
CSF Founder John Reid writes an opinion piece in Santa Rosa's Press Democrat on the connection between piracy and the environment. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20081123/OPINION05/811230377?p=1&tc=pg
Are parks good for poor people or bad? And do they protect nature? CSF Founder John Reid writes an Open Forum in the San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/06/15/EDGI8JE6J51.DTL