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From Prison to Paradise

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Coastal habitats worldwide produce billions of dollars in fishing and tourism income. In drawing up a management plan for one of its premier island sites, the Coiba National Park, Panama’s government was faced with decisions over how to make the most of the island gem’s economic potential without damaging its fragile ecosystems. In 2007, CSF joined the Smithsonian Institution and Conservation International to solve that dilemma.

Economic Tools for Marine Conservation in the Western Pacific - Palau 2014

"The amount of information given to me was huge and has, over a very short time, significantly altered my mentality as a conservationist/biologist. I'll cherish that for the rest of my career." --Palau 2014 Course Participant

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Kenya
Hydroelectric complex
Completed
107 hectares
Name of development company or institution: 
MMM
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
88 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 2: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 3: 
99 hectares
Number of hectares affected in other ecosystems: 
99 hectares
Total number of hectares affected: 
107 hectares
location country: 
- None -

Packard Foundation Supports CSF Oceans Work

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation recently awarded CSF a grant to expand our ocean conservation work, with a focus on the islands of Micronesia. Packard will join CSF in delivering conservation economics training in Palau, a global priority for protection of reefs and associated coastal ecosystems. CSF will work with environmental managers and decision makers on integrating economic data and insights into management of fisheries and marine protected areas. Complementing the training will be a detailed analysis of sustainability and the distribution of profits from the economically significant sea cucumber industry.

Rwimi Small Hydro Power Project

Uganda
Hydroelectric
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Approved
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Eco Power Holdings Limited
Financing body: 
Eco Power Holdings Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
The Constitution of Uganda 1995,The Environment Act, Cap. 153,The Water Act, Cap 152,,The Occuptional Saftey and Health Act, 2006,The Water (Waste Discharge)Regulation,1998),The National Environment (Waste Management ) Regulations 1999,The National Environement (Noise Standards and Control(Regulation, 2003,The Land Act, Cap 227,The Local Government's Act 1997,The Town and Country Planning Act, 1964,The Nationtional Forstry and Tree Planting Act, 2003,The Petroleum Supply Act, 2003,The Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, 1998,The National Environment (Audit) Regulations, 2006,The National Waetland and River Banks and Lake Shores Management) Regulations, 2000
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
1 km
Type of land-use: 
Farm land
location country: 
- None -

Heritage/Onshore/Offshore 2-D seismic survey (Ntoroko, Exploration Area 3 A

Uganda
Oil exploration
Completed
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Approved
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Heritage oil and Gas (U) Limited
Financing body: 
Heritage oil and Gas (U) Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
The Environment Act, Cap. 153,The Water Act, Cap 152,The Uganda Wildlife Act,Cap 200,The Occuptional Saftey and Health Act, 2006,The National Environment(Noise Standards and Control) Regulations, 2003,The Water (Waste Discharge)Regulation,1998),The National Environment (Waste Management ) Regulations 1999,The National Environement (Noise Standards and Control(Regulation, 2003The Draft Air Quality Standards for Uganda,The Land Act, Cap 227
Location description: 
The project site is located within Bugoma Village in Kyangwali Sub- County, Buhaguzi County in Hoima District. Hoima shares borders with Masindi district to the north, Kiboga district to the east, kibaale to the south and stretches to along the national boundary with DRC to the west.
Potential loss of access to water quality: 
Yes

Under the National Environment (guidelines for environmental impact assessment in Uganda) 1997 third schedule, it is stated that exploration for the production of petroleum in any form requires an EIA.

this project is an additional survey conssting of infill 2D seismic survey in onshore and off shore lake Albert area within block 3A.

The project is a 105 KM infill consisting of 9 lines of 7 and 26 km in length. 7 of the lines run perpendicular to the eastern edge of the lake.

Leica System 1200 for marine will be used.

location country: 
- None -

Jetty at Ntoroko - North Village Bundibugyo District

Uganda
Oil exploration
Completed
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Submitted
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Heritage Oil and Gas (U) Limited
Financing body: 
Heritage oil and Gas (U) Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
National Environment Act Cap 153, Environment Impact Assessment Guidelines 1997, Environment Impact Assessment Regulations 1998, The National Environment Management Policy, The water Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act 2000, Land Act Cap 227, Road Act Cap 358, Protocol on Conservation of Common Natural Resources 1982, The Ramsar Convention on wetlands 1971, The Fish Act, The Public Health Act, The National Environment (Wetlands, River banks and Lake Shores management) Regulations 2000,
Protected area: 
Within a protected area
Name of protected area: 
Toro - Semliki Wildlife Reserve
Type of land-use: 
Recreational/tourism
Location description: 
The project is in Explorarion Area 3A on the south eastern edge of Lake Albert in Ntoroko-North Village, Kanara Sub-county, Bundibugyo District. It neighbours the Uganda Wildlife authority rangers' Station, a National Agricultural Advisory Servces Poultry farm and is surrounded by Lake Albert. it is in Exploration Are 3A, within Toro- Semliki Wildlife Reserve under the management of UWA.

The project is part of the petroleum exploration in western Uganda and intended to facilitate a 2-D on/off shore Seisemic survey and well drilling in explorarion Area 3A. The jetty is proposed to provide a docking area for the marine vessel that will transport the drilling and seisemic survey equipment from Mbegu, hoima district to Ntoroko in Bundibugyo District.

The proposed development is to be undertaken within a wildlife reserve and part of the developments will be carried out over the Lake Albert which is a sensitive ecosystem. The impacts were analysed and assessed through an EIA and mitigation measures as well as monitoring plans proposed. It is estimated that the developments will cost $100,000USD.

location country: 
- None -

Notes from the Field: Economic analysis in the Western Pacific

February was a month of non-stop travel for me. Having just started working with CSF I got shipped off on a whirlwind tour of Micronesia and Bali. Not a bad start I suppose!

How to make marine PES work

Series number: 
15
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