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2014 Annual Report

Ecosystem Services and Optimal Rotation Age

Forestry Economics: Ecosystem Services and Optimal Rotation Age

Forestry Economics: Optimal Rotation Age (Part 2)

Forestry Economics: Optimal Rotation Age (Part 2)

Nepalese conservationist wins long court battle using economics learned from CSF course

Bird in Godawari Forest

CSF International Course graduate Prakash Mani Sharma, Executive Director and Senior Advocate for Pro Public, wrote to us last month with some stunning news. On April 16th, 2015, the Supreme Court of Nepal set a precedent in the area of environment protection by ordering the closure of the mining company, Godawari Marble Industries. This decision is the result of over a decade of litigation by Pro Public to protect the 330 species of butterflies, 254 birds, 80 tree varieties, and 571 types of fruits in Godawari and the Phulchowki hills near the mine.

Forestry Economics: Optimal Rotation Age (Part 1)

Forestry Economics: Optimal Rotation Age (Part 1)

Intro to Forestry Economics

Intro to Forestry Economics

Fisheries Economics & Policy: Territorial Use Rights Fisheries

Fisheries Economics & Policy: Territorial Use Rights Fisheries

What is Conservation Economics?

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Photo credit: Fernanda Preto

There’s no Wikipedia page so you can be forgiven for suspecting that I’m making it up. But Conservation Economics is actually being practiced by a bunch of serious people engaged in one of the most profound challenges of our time - averting massive losses in the diversity of Earth's life forms. So if it doesn’t exist, it’s time we brought it into being. Here goes:

Stanford journal highlights CSF ideas on markets and nature

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Workers collecting palm oil fruit

In a world of vast natural ecosystems, endlessly diverse life forms and similarly numerous threats to nature, how can people make smart choices about what to try to conserve? It takes biological expertise, to be sure, but economics is also a necessary compass to guide our efforts.