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Economics for Environmental Leadership

Conservation Strategy Fund gives conservation professionals economic knowledge and skills that are key for success in protecting the environment. Our unique Economics for Environmental Leadership capacity building program focuses on conservation economics, drawing on the fields of environmental economics, natural resource economics, agricultural economics, development economics and behavioral economics to advance conservation goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by a diversity of economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the preservation of ecosystem services.

California Marine Fisheries: Resource Management & Economic Data Collection

Regional Symposium: The Value of Nature

The Regional Symposium: "The Value of Nature", will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from the 27th of November to December 1, 2017. This event will be held at the Hotel Quito, and will include a combination of plenary sessions, training, and interactive sessions on the topic of quantification and valuation of ecosystem services for sustainable development.  

Economic Tools & Communication Strategies for Conservation

  • Monday, 14 August, 2017 - Friday, 18 August, 2017
  • Completed

In August, CSF will provide a one-week training course to staff of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in São Paulo, Brazil. Our objective is to equip these conservation professionals with an understanding of basic economic concepts, key tools for financial & economic assessment of projects, and strategies for tailoring communication efforts to different audiences. We will provide tools to help TNC collaborate with stakeholders and influence policy decisions.

Day 1: Economic Fundamentals
Day 2: Economics & The Environment
Day 3: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Market & Non-Market Goods
Day 4: Cost-Benefit Analysis Case Study
Day 5: Strategic Communication Techniques

MAR Leadership Program - Conservation Finance, Sustainable Business Planning, Economic Impact Analysis, Fisheries Management & Policy

This week-long course included two days with CSF. Our staff led half day trainings on Conservation Finance, Sustainable Business Planning, Economic Impact Analysis, and Fisheries Management & Policy.

International Economic Tools for Conservation Course - 2017

Our 19th annual International Economic Tools for Conservation course held at the University of California Berkeley where we hosted 33 conservation professionals working in 20 different countries for organizations including Conservation International, USAID, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, UN Environment, the US National Park Service and the Waitt Foundation.

 

MAR Leadership Program - Cost Benefit Analysis

The 3rd course with the MAR-L Fellows took place in Guatemala from May 15-19, 2017. Our staff spend two days going in-depth into integrated environmental-economic Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA), including a case study and presentations.

Payments for Environmental Services and their Implementation in Protected Areas

In April 2017, CSF will hold a course aimed at strengthening the capacities of Colombia’s National Parks Service, with regards to Payments for Environmental Services (PES). The course will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from April 18-20. More than 25 Parks Service staff will attend the course in order to better be able to implement new instruments sponsored by their institution.

During the comprehensive 3-day session, participants will learn the conceptual foundation of PES and will be exposed to concrete experiences of these mechanisms at work in Colombia and other parts of the world. The goal of this course is to help the Parks Service to identify when PES should be used in Parks and, when appropriate, to successfully implement them.

Marine Fellowship Program

APPLIED ECONOMIC RESEARCH on FISHERIES MANAGEMENT & MARINE CONSERVATION

Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) and the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Bogor Agricultural University (FPIK-IPB) invite researchers, analysts, and practitioners to submit proposals for economic research projects related to fisheries management and marine conservation. This program is made possible with support from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

MAR Leadership Program - Valuation