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Our study demonstrates that forest conservation can serve as a public health investment, enhancing social welfare by mitigating illness and reducing associated healthcare expenditures.

15 April 2024 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

We evaluate whether floods and landslides are more likely when rain falls inside versus outside protected areas (PAs).

13 December 2023 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

This paper estimates the local effects of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) program on income-based poverty rates in rural areas of Costa Rica between 2007-2009.

11 January 2024 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

Latin America-South and Central America plus Mexico but excluding the Caribbean Island countries for our purposes in this paper - includes 906 million ha of forest or 24% of the total global forest...

11 January 2024 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

The impact of implementing payments for ecosystem services (PES) in Costa Rica have shifted over time. The results of this research study allow us to identify when PES have had higher impacts.

17 March 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

The social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures to contain it in Latin America could lead to a series of long run consequences that could impact the region’s achievement of…

3 December 2020 | Peer Reviewed | Chile

COVID-19 is currently having major short run effects with possible serious long run implications for the environment and the management of natural resources in Latin America. We discuss the possible…

14 July 2020 | Peer Reviewed | Colombia, Chile, Central America

During the mid-1990s, one of the most ambitious land reforms in recent decades took place in Colombia. The reform recognized collective land rights of 5 million hectares by Afro-Colombian groups, with…

28 February 2020 | Discussion Paper | Colombia

Protected areas (PAs) are a prominent approach to maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services. A critical question for safeguarding these resources is how PA governance processes and…

12 March 2019 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

In order to ensure the provision of goods and services from forests, many governments have promoted less-traditional conservation initiatives such as programs of payments for ecosystem services called…

11 March 2019 | Peer Reviewed | Central America