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Economic Valuation of Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space

In collaboration with Sonoma State University and with support from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Conservation Strategy Fund is conducting an economic valuation of multiple ecosystem services provided by large urban open space, focusing on Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space area in Southeastern Santa Rosa, located in Sonoma County, California.

Second Annual Mexico Economic Tools for Conservation

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza CSF UNAM

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.

A Cost Effectiveness Approach to Routing of Linear Infrastructure in Environmentally Sensitive Areas: A Case of a Crude Oil Pipeline in the Albertine Rift in Uganda

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Is the Goat Islands project dead?

In October of last year, CSF published a study in collaboration with Niras Fraenkel Ltd. and the Conservation Agreement Fund and with funding from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, on the environmental and economic impacts of building a port on Jamaica's Goat Islands. The findings were positive: building an equivalent facility at a place called Macarry Bay, to the west of Goat Islands, would cost an estimated $200 million less to build, and will a far smaller environmental cost.

Herramientas Económicas para la Conservación de la Naturaleza - México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano 2015

El entrenamiento concluyó de manera exitosa, contando con la participación de 23 profesionales que trabajan en diferentes zonas y sectores de México y el Arrecife Mesoamericano. Dicha diversidad de perfiles enriquecieron de manera especial las discusiones y pláticas alrededor de los temas expuestos.

Muchas gracias a nuestros profesores Mauricio Medinaceli, Jorge Madeira, Alfonso Malky, Daniel Revollo y Alejandro Guevara. Gracias también a los socios de la iniciativa UNAM–CSF, al Instituto de Ecología de la UNAM, a las organizaciones GIZ/CONANP, Environmental Defense Fund de México (EDF), MARFUND, Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación, FONNOR A.C., y The Nature Conservancy (TNC); quiénes hicieron posible la participación de varios de los participantes !

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Demand for visits to Tanzania's national parks

Tanzania’s system of 16 national parks includes some of the most famous natural places on earth such as Serengeti and Kilamanjaro, as well as many lesser-known areas that are equally spectacular. The park system is managed by Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), which funds activities solely through revenue generated from tourism; it does not receive any government funds. With tourism currently Tanzania’s second largest contributor to gross domestic product (GDP), effective management of the parks system is vital for both wildlife and the country’s economy.

Infrastructure and Conservation: The case of a Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul Transport Link

Esta investigación se hizo en el marco del Consorcio Paisajes Indígenas de ICAA, liderado por The Nature Conservancy - TNC. El consorcio implementa, a escala de paisaje, esfuerzos regionales de conservación, proponiendo soluciones integrales a las amenazas que ponen en riesgo el bioma amazónico. ICAA es un programa regional de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID)

La factibilidad de un proyecto REDD en el área de Manejo Especial de la Macarena: una aproximación bajo un enfoque ascendente (bottom-up)

Esta publicación se hace gracias al Programa de Becas de Investigaciones Económicas Aplicadas para la Conservación en la Amazonía Andina de la Unidad de Apoyo de ICAA, un programa de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional (USAID), a través del cual la becaria recibió apoyo técnico de CSF para llevar a cabo su investigación y publicación.

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