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Happy Holidays, Felizes Fiestas, Boas Festas, Selamat Berlibur

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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.

Land, tourism and taxes: An evaluation of tourism income in Sonoma County

With support from the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Conservation Strategy Fund is evaluating the benefits of tourism in Sonoma County, California; specifically tourist behavior and tourism-related income in the context of scenic beauty and open space. With 7.5 million tourists per year, Sonoma County's economy thrives due in part to the contribution of tourists who visit for many reasons, including the area's rolling hills and panoramic vistas. 

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.

Oil and Gas Exploration Drilling , Mputa 6-Exploration Well

Uganda
Oil exploration
Completed
0 hectares
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Approved
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Ltd
Financing body: 
Tullow (U) Ltd
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
Total number of hectares affected: 
0 hectares
Protected area: 
Within a protected area
Name of protected area: 
Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve
Type of land-use: 
Recreational/tourism
Type of land-use: 
Community access
location country: 
- None -

Proposed Jobi-2 well testing

Map of Nwoya, Northern Region, Uganda
Uganda
Oil exploration
Unknown
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Approved
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Total E & P Uganda
Financing body: 
Total E & P Uganda
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 National Forestry And Tree Planting Act 8, (2003),The Mining Act, (2003)The National Environment (Standards For Discharge of Effluent into Water or on Land Regulations, S.1 No.5, (1999)
Protected area: 
Within a protected area
Name of protected area: 
Murchison Falls National Park
Type of land-use: 
Recreational/tourism
location country: 
Uganda

The Ngiri-2 storage site

Map of Buliisa, Western Region, Uganda
Uganda
Oil exploration
Unknown
Feasibility study: 
No
EIA : 
Approved
Economic/cost-benefit analysis: 
No
Name of development company or institution: 
Total E & P Uganda
Financing body: 
Total E & P Uganda
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, 2003, The Draft Air Quality Standards for Uganda, The National Forestry And Tree Planting Act 8, (2003), The Mining Act, (2003), The National Environment (Standards For Discharge of Effluent into Water or on Land Regulations, S.1 No.5, (1999)
location country: 
Uganda
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