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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 Trainings in 2019
While CCNet global and franchises focus their trainings mostly on new conservation coaches, individual franchises or partner organizations also offer basic methods trainings on adaptive management and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. Open Standards or related trainings…
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Overview of 2018 CCNet Accomplishments
To better address environmental and social challenges in today’s dynamic world, practitioners and managers need to be able to work with their teams, projects, and communities to not only adapt to change, but also to shape and create change collectively.…
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New CCNet Coach Trainings in 2019
Conservation Coach Trainings are offered by CCNet Global in coordination with regional CCNet Franchises and often with partners who co-host trainings. Trainings are for those already experienced with the Open Standards, with the opportunity or the mandate to lead conservation…
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