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Exciting new role for CSF founder John Reid

Ready to Travel

 

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John and Carol ready for the road.

A Trip to Salgado Paraense, the World’s Largest Continuous Mangrove

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Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) in a mangrove tree

In May 2016, staff from the CSF Brazil team travelled to the Salgado Paraense region, located on the northern coast of the state of Pará.  Their goal was to collect important information as part of our project on the sustainability of mangrove ecosystems. This project seeks to sensitize the government and society to the benefits these ecosystems provide, and make recommendations about economic instruments that could be used to promote financial sustainability of protected areas.

Support the creation of Yaguas National Park - here's how you can help

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VamosYaguasParqueNacional - Photo Credit: Frankfurt Zoological Society

CSF is part of a group of 18 NGOs supporting the creation of Yaguas National Park in the Peruvian Amazon in northeastern Loreto. This group has worked together to determine and share information about the economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits of the conservation of Yaguas and the importance of its formal protection. Please check out, like and share their new Facebook page to raise awareness about this new protected area.

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.