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Plans for Amazon Dam Cancelled

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Tapajós river basin, Pará State, Brazil © Camila Jericó-Daminello

On August 4, Brazil's federal environmental agency, IBAMA, formally suspended the environmental licensing process for a proposed dam on the Tapajós River, a "blue water" tributary of the Amazon. The river flows from the south, off Brazil's central plateau, its clear waters sculpting white sand beaches and it winds toward the main stem of the Amazon.

CSF Graduate Fernando León Named Vice Minister of Environment in Peru


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Vice Minister Fernando León (second from left) with Felipe Vásquez (CSF Fellows Mentor, left) and CSF staff members Cristian Vallejos, Rocío Moreno, Aaron Bruner and Alfonso Malky during the 2nd ICAA Fellows selection workshop in Arashá, Ecuador, July 2013.

Former Staffer Leonardo Fleck joins the Board of CSF-Brazil

CSF is proud to announce Leonardo Fleck as CSF-Brazil’s newest board member. Leo is a Program Officer at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because Leo has a long history with CSF. As an early staff member of CSF-Brazil, Leo was instrumental in establishing our presence in Latin America. Leo joined CSF in 2005 shortly after earning his master’s degree in conservation biology with an emphasis in natural resource economics. He was CSF-Brazil's Senior Economic Analyst and Technical Program Manager as well as a lead cost-benefit analysis instructor for CSF courses in Brazil and beyond. Leo also took the lead on economic analyses in other parts of South America, including in Peru and Bolivia.

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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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.