Articles About CSP
May 17, 2012
"Agreements for Transition: A Case in Madagascar"
by Dr. Eduard Niesten, senior director of the Conservation Stewards Program
Landscapes for People, Food and Nature
March 27, 2012
CSP Project Fact Sheets
"New Agreement Protects Species, Mayan Artifacts"
by OurAmazingPlanet Staff
||Alto Mayo, Peru (PDF - 413 KB)|
Conservation agreements provide benefits to communities who protect forest for carbon, freshwater, and biodiversity.
Amazonia, Colombia (PDF - 324 KB)
Using conservation agreements to protect the freshwater
ecosystems in the Amazon
||Caura Basin, Venezuela (PDF - 357 KB)|
Conservation agreements support communities to conserve the forest and
sustainably harvest natural products.
||Conchucos, Peru (PDF - 347 KB)|
Conservation agreements ensure that communities benefit from protecting Andean ecosystems.
||Cardamoms, Cambodia (PDF - 336 KB)|
Communities protect mainland Southeast Asia's largest forest and receive livelihood support.
||Tibetan Plateau, China (PDF - 351 KB)|
Conservation agreements empower nomadic communities to manage critical headwaters.
||CAZ, Madagascar (PDF - 371 KB)|
Using conservation agreements to support community management of protected areas and improve livelioods
||Peten, Guatemala (PDF - 313 KB)|
Conservation agreements in the Maya Biosphere Reserve support community forest management and livelihood development.
||Namaqualand, South Africa (PDF - 410 KB)|
Using stewardship agreements to improve land management with communal farmers and link sustainable grazing to the market
Ecosystem Finance: Innovative Solutions for Lasting Conservation
English (PDF - 4.5 MB)
- Fact Sheet: Climate Security (PDF - 831 KB)
Climate change poses a profound threat to the natural ecosystems, biodiversity and ecological processes that sustain humanity and all life on Earth. This fact sheet presents information and examples of Ecosystem Finance's climate strategy and many climate-related projects.
- Fact Sheet: Freshwater Security (PDF - 845 KB)
Fresh water is critical for the survival of life on Earth. It satisfies our most basic needs, defines landscapes and living conditions, and sustains economic growth. The value of freshwater ecosystems in delivering services has been estimated at more than $7 trillion a year. Reliable supplies of clean water are necessary for health and food security, as well as livelihood opportunities.
SinergiA - January 2011 Edition
Several pieces on conservation agreements in Latin America were featured in the January 2011 edition of SinergiA, a newsletter put out by the Katoomba Group, which focused on Latin America as a ‘Biodiversity Super Power’, examining the theme of biodiversity in markets and payments for ecosystem services. The issue can be viewed by following this link: http://www.conservation.org/sites/csp/Documents/CSP_SinergiA.pdf (PDF - 223 KB)
The Science-to-Action partnership, which includes more than 75 organizations led by Conservation International, has recently produced the following two publications on incentive-based approaches to encourage local resource users to change behaviors that impact biodiversity and natural habitat: