JUNE 2017
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Photo: Robin Moore
CSF is proud to share our 2016 Annual Report that highlights some of our most notable successes from last year. We would like to thank our supporters and partners, without whom, this work would not have been possible.
Photo: Christian Vinces
With support from The Andes Amazon Fund, and using our experience conducting a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for the creation of Yaguas National Park, CSF has completed a guide on CBA for the creation of new protected areas, as CBAs are now required by the government for any future protected areas in Peru. We expect this guide to contribute to the implementation of new conservation initiatives from both the government and the private sector by demonstrating that protected areas are not an expense, but an investment! (Post and publication in Spanish). 
Photo: Desta Pratama
CSF led a four-part scenario planning process for North Aceh Province, the results of which will be incorporated into the province's official 2017-2022 medium-term development plan. This is the second scenario planning process CSF has led in Indonesia, the first being in West Papua in 2016. Read more about this process and lessons learned here. This project was made possible through the generous support of The Asia Foundation
Photo: Ana Gabriela Gómez Arancibia
CSF recently completed a project on sustainable forest use in Bolivia. Through three training courses, we introduced key concepts to professionals from Bolivia and other countries in the region who are currently involved in the design and implementation of sustainable business and economic incentive programs to promote conservation. Read more about this project and its implications here. (Post in Spanish). 
Photo: Niki Gribi
Our 19th Annual International Course for Economic Tools for Conservation is just days away! The course is taking place at University of California, Berkeley in the US. This year's graduates will join our growing network of alumni, several of whom have recently been accepted to prestigious programs and top universities. Read more about them here
CSF Presentations at the International Congress for Conservation Biology
Photo: Jess Kraft
In July, CSF will present two recent studies at the International Congress for Conservation Biology in Cartagena, Colombia. Peace is About Much More than Doves: Economic Benefits of the Peace Agreement in Colombia From Birding Tourism was carried out in collaboration with The National Audubon Society and The University of the Andes. Our analysis demonstrates the economic potential of birding tourism in Colombia and the results have supported the launch of a national bird tourism strategy. The second study, How Brazil Nut Harvest Regulations Impact Hunting: A Case Study from the Manuripi Reserve in Bolivia, was supported supported by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This study demonstrates that hunting prohibitions have had positive effects both on levels of hunting itself, and on the consumption of bushmeat. Support for CSF's conference participation was provided by The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. (Publications in Spanish.)
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