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From all of us at CSF: Thank you!

Happy Holidays, Felizes Fiestas, Boas Festas, Selamat Berlibur

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BUILD Synthesis Report

From 2011-2015, CSF engaged in a comprehensive global initiative through the Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development (BUILD) program of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This report highlights key elements of this multi-year, multi-continent set of infrastructure related projects, and includes an appendix of all activities by region.

Examining park fees in Tanzania

Last year, CSF collaborated with Tanzania National Parks(TANAPA) on an analysis to help the country set its park entrance fees. The study looked at the relationship between expected visitation and entrance fee levels, and found that price sensitivity varies widely by park. The study’s recommendations considered these differences, as well as visitors’ perceptions about a range of issues related to fees, management decisions, and park conditions. Implementation of the study’s recommendations would generate a predicted 25% increase in revenues – providing much needed funds for park management – without negatively effecting visitation.

Tourists' Willingness to Pay to Visit Tanzania's National Parks: A Contingent Valuation Study

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9

Livestock guarding dogs – man’s best friend proves his worth in Botswana

Botswana cheetah conservation economics cost benefit analysisPhoto credit: Rhona Barr

CSF and Cheetah Conservation Botswana (CCB) developed a cost-benefit model for ‘cheetah-friendly’ predator control methods. This project was made possible by funding from the Handsel Foundation.

Estimating Environmental and Biodiversity Costs of Oil Pipeline Development in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

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10

CSF partners with GIZ to deliver ValuES training in Namibia

CSF GIZ ValuES training NamibiaNative Kudu.

In September, CSF led several modules in a four-day workshop in Okahandja, Namibia sponsored by the GIZ ValuES program. ValuES is a global project that helps decision-makers integrate ecosystem services into policy making, planning and implementation of specific projects. A key element of the program is training on the selection and application of methods and tools for the assessment and valuation of ecosystem services. The Namibia course is one of several regional training courses taking place around the world in 2015 and 2016.

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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7
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