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Training the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Course coordinators Margaret Duncan, Niki Gribi, Craig Martz, and Kim Bonine.

CSF traveled to Sacramento, CA in October to lead a three-day training for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Participants included 28 members of the CDFW staff, and 6 members of the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC). We were able to reach 16 staff in field offices across California using remote access technology and our online workspace.

Smart infrastructure: A case for numbers

A newly released CSF infographic takes a look at the backbones of economic development: energy and transportation infrastructure, and how such large-scale development projects can be balanced with ecosystem conservation to improve social, economic and environmental well-being.

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Alumni Spotlight: Rushikesh Chavan

conservation economics CSF strategy fundRushikesh Chavan at Pench River between Maharashtra and M.P. Photo courtesy of Ishwar Uikey

Quantifying the economic value of protected areas in Mexico

CSF has begun work with Mexico’s National Commission for Protected Areas (CONANP) and the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) to assess the economic value of the ecosystem services provided by the country's Cabo Pulmo National Park, Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park (Izta-Popo for short), Cozumel Reefs National Park, and Cozumel Island Flora and Fauna Protected Area.

CSF receives 4-star top rating from Charity Navigator as one of USA's best-run organizations

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CSF's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4 out of 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Panel Internacional: Investigaciones en la Amazonía Andina Presentación de los resultados del programa de becas

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Este 19 y 20 de agosto once becarios del Programa de Becas para el Desarrollo de Investigaciones Económicas Aplicadas para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina presentaron, junto con sus tutores, los resultados de sus investigaciones a participantes de entidades de gobierno, ONG y universidades.

Second Annual Mexico Economic Tools for Conservation

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Last month, the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and CSF presented the second annual Economic Tools for Conservation in Mexico and the Mesoamerican Reef. Twenty participants from different regions of Mexico and the Mesoamerican Reef came together to learn what economic drivers cause environmental problems and the potential solutions to them. The two-week course was held June 15th-26th at UNAM’s Chamela Biological Station in Jalisco, Mexico.

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Economic value and impact of recreational abalone fishing

Abalone is one of the iconic species of the California coast and supports a recreational fishery enjoyed by over 30,000 anglers annually. Because of the abalone’s reproductive processes and lengthy juvenile period, overexploitation and other detrimental factors can have a long-lasting and potentially catastrophic impact on the population. The numbers of abalone on the coast of California have been declining in recent decades and, as a result, only red abalone may be fished recreationally and only north of the San Francisco Bay. In 2011 the red abalone of Sonoma and Marin Counties suffered from a red tide, an algal bloom that decimated the population.

Foro de debate sobre la viabilidad económica de la interconexión vial Pucallpa – Cruzeiro do Sul

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De cara al debate sobre las propuestas de interconexión entre las ciudades de Pucallpa (Perú) y Cruzeiro do Sul (Brasil), que atravesarían la Amazonía peruana, TNC y CSF realizaron en Lima el pasado 1ro de julio el Foro: “Retos para la interconexión sostenible de la región Ucayali”, en el marco del Consorcio Paisajes Indígenas de la Iniciativa para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina de USAID.