More Coaches to Promote the Use of Open Standards in Africa

Story from Anne Ntongho, WWF Cameroon Three lecturers from three key institutions (National Water and Forest Institute, Mbalmayo (ENEF), Wildlife Institute, Garoua (EFG), and the University of Dschang (UDs)) participated in a coach training in Barcelona, Spain. Training lecturers from these key institutions…

Healthy Country Planning in New South Wales, Australia

Story by Frank Weisenberger and Stuart Cowell Conservationists from five different countries participated in a three-day Healthy Country Planning training workshop in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales in April, prior to the 2018 Coaches Rally. Using the Health Country…

What Does the CMP-CCNet Guidance Committee Do?

There is an increasing amount of Open Standards guidance being produced these days, by both organizations and individuals.  This is fabulous, but it can make it more challenging for conservation practitioners (especially those who are just beginning to use the…

NaturePlan Introductory Open Standards Trainings in North America

Story by Andrew Bridges, Quinn Shurtliff, and Rob Sutter Open Standards trainings can improve conservation professionals’ effectiveness by helping them to better design and implement their projects. Introductory Open Standards are essential for reaching new audiences and recruiting practitioners, and…

Open Standards Training in Guyana

Story by Rob Sutter, Conservation Ecologist, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and NaturePlan Guyana is relatively unknown to tourists and biologists, but this country in northeast South America is a global center of biodiversity with one of the four best remaining rainforests…