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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

Webinar on Pragmatic approaches to evaluating conservation projects and programs
This Webinar on Pragmatic approaches to evaluating conservation projects and programs, was jointly hosted by Elizabeth O’Neill from EON Impact Consulting, LLC, and CCNet North America on February 22/23, 2018. You can watch the Webex recording here, or download the slides…
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Healthy Country Planning Training – April 2018, Australia
Registrations are open for a 3-day intensive Healthy Country Planning Training course in conjunction with the Conservation Coaches Network Rally 2018 in Katoomba / NSW, Australia. We use in the course the well proven interactive adult learning approach developed by…
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Protecting Mountain Caribou in Sub-arctic Canada
An exciting initiative to develop a Healthy Country Plan to protect threatened caribou in the MacKenzie Mountains—a biodiverse region on the border of the Northwest Territories and Yukon provinces in sub-arctic Canada—gained momentum this past summer. Over 40 community representatives…
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