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La Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA y CSF presentaron en Colombia los resultados de investigaciones realizadas en la Amazonía colombiana

El pasado nueve de marzo se presentaron en Bogotá los resultados de las investigaciones realizadas en Colombia por becarios y donatarios de la Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA. Durante el evento se contó con la participación de representantes de entidades de gobierno, ONG, universidades, miembros de la Unidad de Apoyo y socios de ICAA, y representantes de USAID. El público evidenció como las investigaciones, además de proveer información novedosa y análisis innovadores, ofrecen recomendaciones de política para mejorar los esfuerzos de conservación de la región.

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After CSF analysis, Palau to close fishery for recovery

Ngardmau Palau fisheries training conservation economics value chainHairy Grayfish. Photo credit: Richard Brooks

Scott Edwards Joins CSF as Executive Director

Conservation Strategy Fund is thrilled to announce the appointment of Scott Edwards as Executive Director. Scott starts March 1, 2016 and will open a new headquarters for CSF in Washington, DC. CSF Founder John Reid will remain in California in the role of President, focused on strategy, program development and CSF research projects

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Disponibles las publicaciones del Programa de Becas de ICAA

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18th annual International Course at UC Berkeley

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CSF is now taking applications for our 18th annual International Economic Tools for Conservation course to be held July 25th - August 5th, 2016. The course will be located at the University of California Berkeley as part of our new partnership with the College of Natural Resources' International and Executive programs (IEP).

Donor Spotlight: Jon Mellberg

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For this month's Donor Spotlight series, I sat down with Jon Mellberg, a Bay Area-based contributor who has supported CSF's videos on economic valuation, part of our popular animated video series. He recently spent some time with me to discuss his background, why he supports CSF and even the best way to calculate the economic value of an elephant!

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Mubariq Ahmad to Lead CSF-Indonesia

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Conseravation Strategy Fund is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mubariq Ahmad as the first Director of CSF-Indonesia. Mubariq has enjoyed a 30-year career working as economic policy researcher and professional activist in a variety of organizations including The World Bank (2009-2015), WWF (2003-2009), and LEI/Indonesian Ecolabeling Institute (1997-2000). He will take the helm of CSF's program on February 1.

CSF partners with GIZ to deliver ValuES training in Namibia

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In September, CSF led several modules in a four-day workshop in Okahandja, Namibia sponsored by the GIZ ValuES program. ValuES is a global project that helps decision-makers integrate ecosystem services into policy making, planning and implementation of specific projects. A key element of the program is training on the selection and application of methods and tools for the assessment and valuation of ecosystem services. The Namibia course is one of several regional training courses taking place around the world in 2015 and 2016.

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.