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The Conservation Coaches Network aims to improve conservation by empowering people to develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and share effective strategies that achieve tangible conservation results benefitting both people and nature all over the world.

CCNet seeks to improve the effectiveness of project teams working to protect NGO, government, and privately managed lands and waters worldwide. While ultimately our work will be evident in healthy and resilient ecosystems and in the well-being of human communities in the projects supported by Coaches, these goals lie beyond our direct sphere of influence. Therefore, the key intermediate outcome on which our efforts are focused is empowering conservation practitioners whose actions can achieve these ultimate outcomes.

To achieve these outcomes, CCNet aims to have an engaged cadre of Coaches (“Franchise”) on every continent supporting people who are working to protect the most important places and solve the most challenging issues for their regions. The CCNet vision is that these Franchises and Coaches continuously improve and adapt the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation framework in ways that are responsive to the cultures and communities in which they work and the unique conservation challenges they face. These Franchises and Coaches will be locally funded while being supported by a small Network Coordination Team focused on enhancing their skills and effectiveness and providing them with opportunities to share promising practices across the greater Network. In this way, every team that needs support will have access to a trained, connected Coach who will help them plan, manage, monitor and learn from their work, leading to meaningful conservation results all over the world.

Recent News & Events

Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning Workshop, Tasmania, January 2018
Do you want to learn more about planning and adaptive management  for protected areas? Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the biodiversity hotspot of the Tasmanian Midlands.Using a well-proven adult learning…
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Brave conservationists are not afraid of the pain in the chain
Story shared by Albertien Perdok, Consultancy and Training in Nature Conservation Management Planning / CCNet Europe coach in the Netherlands. This story was also published by Albertien on Linkedin on July 10, 2017. Four things you should do when going…
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New Conservation Coach Training in West Virginia, U.S.A. January 29-February 2, 2018
Are you experienced in the application of the Open Standards and want to strengthen your facilitation and coaching skills to help project teams? We have an upcoming training at the US Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Conservation Training Center (NCTC). See…
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