Conservation professionals are faced with a new paradigm. Increasingly, global-scale environmental changes are driven by a diversity of economic factors and conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the stewardship of ecosystem services.  

During this comprehensive two-week international training course, offered in collaboration with the Conservation Strategy Fund, participants learn to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work. In the process, they experience a transformational shift in how they view environmental issues. The course covers economic fundamentals, natural resource and environmental economics, communication and negotiation techniques, and hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis. 

Over the last decade, this course has become recognized as the premier applied economics training event for conservation professionals from around the world.

Apply early, as participants will be selected on a rolling basis.


More Information:

2014 Program Description and Application Info

2013 Program Description

2012 Program Description