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Reports & Publications

Conservation Strategy Fund's applied research delivers objective, clear information for conservation decision-makers. Just as importantly, these studies are learning opportunities for our partners; CSF course graduates and others work side-by-side with us, gaining skills, confidence and the ability to do conservation economics work on their own in the future. Our studies are all freely available here and some are summarized in our Policy Brief series.

Marañón: Costo social de los impactos acumulativos de cinco proyectos hidroeléctricos

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50

Can market instruments contribute to achieve environmental objectives at lower costs? Implementing scenarios for the Environmental Reserve Quota (ERQ) in the state of Bahia

Series number: 
49

The 2012 Brazilian environmental legislation requires that each rural property must protect a minimum percentage of native vegetation as a “Legal Reserve” (LR), corresponding to 20% of the property’s total area. However, most properties have not protected the amount required by law. Through an economic instrument - called the Environmental Reserve Quota (ERQ) - landowners with LR deficits will be able to meet their legal obligations. CSF analyzed different ERQ implementation scenarios in the state of Bahia, northeastern Brazil.

Evaluación de efectos ambientales derivados de la instalación de cinco centrales hidroeléctricas en el Río Marañón

Economic impacts of the "São Luiz do Tapajós" dam’s construction: an analysis of ecosystem services’ provision

Series number: 
48

You can learn more about this project by reading our blog posts on the  field trips, project progress, workshops and events, as well as local news related to the project region.

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.