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Opportunity cost assessment and mapping Tropical Andes

International climate change discussions have identified the use of economic incentives as an important means to reduce deforestation. Governments in the Amazon Andes have created or are in the process of creating incentive mechanisms to pursue this goal, frequently alongside other complementary development and conservation objectives.  In order to be most effective, one of the key pieces of information that these mechanisms need is the opportunity cost of conservation. Unfortunately, this data is remarkably scarce in the region.

Economic Benefits of the Peace Agreement in Colombia From Birding Tourism

Economic Benefits of the Peace Agreement in Colombia From Birding Tourism

Colombia has the greatest bird diversity in the world. Approximately 1,900 bird species have been registered, equivalent to 20% of all species globally. This wealth in species highlights a tremendous potential for birding tourism. Current efforts by the Colombian government to increase security and end decades of armed conflict, as well as to promote ecotourism, can help position the country as one of the most important birding destinations in the world.

Peace is about much more than doves

Audubon Colombia Peace Birds Tourism

Lazuline Sabrewing, photo credit: Alvaro Jaramillo

Colombia has the greatest bird diversity in the world. Approximately 1,900 bird species have been registered, equivalent to 20% of all species globally. This wealth in species highlights a tremendous potential for birding tourism. Current efforts by the Colombian government to increase security and end decades of armed conflict, as well as to promote ecotourism, can help position the country as one of the most important birding destinations in the world.

Risks and opportunities of environmental reserve quotas: How to ensure protection of priority conservation areas?

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) analyzed the risks and benefits of the Environmental Reserve Quota (Portuguese acronym, CRA) markets in the state of Bahia, in the northeastern region of Brazil. The goal of this work is to support the government in the design of state law to ensure that CRA markets protect priority conservation areas.

curso Bolivia incentivos económicos

Incentivos Económicos para la Conservación de la Naturaleza

El curso de Incentivos Económicos para la Conservación de la Naturaleza concluyó de manera satisfactoria, gracias al apoyo de la  Fundación John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.

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.

CSF ICAA presentacion investigaciones becarios donatarios

El mercado de La Paz, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz y Trinidad para pulpas de asaí, majo y copoazú, aceite de majo y manteca de copoazú

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