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Indonesia's 2016 Economic Tools for Marine Conservation

A little over one month ago, CSF completed its second Indonesian Economic Tools for Marine Conservation course hosted in Bali. Twenty-four Indonesian conservation professionals from nineteen institutions participated in the two-week course. Some of the institutions represented were 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.

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Examining park fees in Tanzania

Last year, CSF collaborated with Tanzania National Parks(TANAPA) on an analysis to help the country set its park entrance fees. The study looked at the relationship between expected visitation and entrance fee levels, and found that price sensitivity varies widely by park. The study’s recommendations considered these differences, as well as visitors’ perceptions about a range of issues related to fees, management decisions, and park conditions. Implementation of the study’s recommendations would generate a predicted 25% increase in revenues – providing much needed funds for park management – without negatively effecting visitation.

Economic Analysis Training for California Department of Fish & Wildlife

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In April, 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.

Benefits of Brazilian mangroves

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Brazilian mangroves. Photo credit: Freya Fennwood .

Mangroves are a key ecosystem contributing to biodiversity and flood protection on a local and regional level. Unfortunately most people are unaware of the ecosystem services provided by mangroves. As a result, overfishing and pollution threaten this critical habitat.

Field testing Peru's new policy on environmental compensation

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Macaws in the Madre de Dios region. Photo credit: Anonymous.

CSF delivers first training in India, with GIZ

Economic Valuation of Ecosystem Services
Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, India
March 14-17, 2016

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CSF Training Director Kim Bonine with course participants.

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CSF Indonesia launch event

Dr. Rusdian Lubis, Mubariq Ahmad, and John Reid

It is with great delight that we announce the official launch of CSF Indonesia!

Livestock guarding dogs – man’s best friend proves his worth in Botswana

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CSF and Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB) developed a cost-benefit model for ‘cheetah-friendly’ predator control methods. This project was made possible by funding from the Handsel Foundation.