News & Updates
Jul 08, 2016 · News ItemSCAPES Learning Program Assessment
In March 2014, Adult Learning Specialist Meredith Ferris from the Environmental Learning, Communication and Outreach (ECO) project was asked to partner with USAID and SCAPES to conduct a SCAPES learning assessment. The purpose of this assessment was to understand the…
Jun 29, 2016 · News ItemFinal Report: Biodiversity Understanding in Infrastructure and Landscape Development
The overall goal of CSF’s BUILD program was to encourage and support the development of ecologically sound, economically efficient and socially equitable infrastructure policies and investment decisions. Recognizing the economic, institutional, cultural and legal barriers to the adoption of biodiversity-friendly…
Jul 17, 2016 · EventConservation Diplomacy: Mountain Gorillas and the Greater Virunga Landscape
Anna Behm Masozera will share the experience of the International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) and the role of mountain gorillas in fostering collaboration for conservation within the African Great Lakes Region.
May 16, 2016 · EventJoin USAID at Women Deliver 2016
The fourth Women Deliver Conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 16–19, 2016. The 2016 conference will be the largest gathering on women’s and girls’ health and rights in the past decade, convening world leaders, policymakers, advocates, youth leaders,…
Recent Additions to the Portal
Jul 19, 2016 · FileFLEGT VPA and REDD+ and community tenure rights in Honduras
A community forestry case study from Honduras, the first Latin American country to be simultaneously involved in FLEGT VPA and REDD+ processes, provides evidence that community forestry can significantly contribute to their common aims. That being so, both initiatives should…
Jul 10, 2016 · DocumentCSF Project Page
Conservation Strategy Fund helps local conservationists use economic tools to find smart, efficient solutions to the most urgent environmental problems. Since its creation in 1998, CSF has conducted dozens of analysis projects in forests, rivers and coastal environments.
Jul 06, 2016 · LinkFisheries and Development
Jul 05, 2016 · LinkAnálise de Custo-benefício de Hidrelétrica na Bacia do Rio Tapajós - Brazil
CSF conducted a valuation study of some of the ES to be impacted by the construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós Hydroelectric Plant, in order to understand how these impacts would be reflected in economic losses for the local…
UNEP Releases Video on Sea Level Rise and How Nature Can Help Protect Coastal Communities
This Video is Part Six of the Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey Series
The video demonstrates how coastal communities can adapt to sea level rise by restoring nature’s resilience. New research shows that sea level could rise between 0.5 to 2 meters towards the end of this century - threatening low-lying regions with floods and storm surges. The health of many ecosystems, which traditionally were able to cope with shifts in sea levels have been weakened, leaving them less able to protect coastal communities from these impacts. The video also offers ways to restore natural flood barriers, like coral reefs and mangroves, to protect vulnerable regions from sea level rise.