New Community of Practice: Indigenous Open Standards Projects

Story from Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting   Some of the world’s most biodiverse areas are held and managed by Indigenous peoples and traditional communities. With a close relationship to their natural environments, Indigenous peoples have developed unique knowledge and effective management practices that contribute to biodiversity conservation and to the sustainable natural resource use. Being so closely connected to…

New CCNet Europe Website!

The CCNet Europe Core Team are excited to present our new CCNet Europe website! We have been working over the last few months to update the content and style of our website to make it clean, clear, and easy to access all…

New Conservation Coaches Trained in Europe and 4th European Coaches Rally!

Story from Xavi Escuté, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera / CCNet Europe co-leader  During the first week of April 2019, in beautiful Vålådalen, Sweden, CCNet Europe and The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency hosted the third New Coach Training in Europe. Coaches John Morrison (CCNet Global/WWF US), Xavier Escuté (Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera), and Jenny Hertzman (Blenkinge Country Administrative Board) trained…

MAVA Foundation “Going Full Cycle” with the Open Standards

Story by Vladimir Milushev, Nico Boenisch (FOS Europe) and Julien Sémelin (MAVA Foundation)  MAVA, one of Europe’s largest private foundations, is entering its last grant-making phase before it closes in 2022. With that in mind, MAVA has taken a conscious decision to invest in conservation programs that are organised as functioning partnerships practicing adaptive management. MAVA’s current portfolio is built…

Planning for Freshwater Protection in the Southeastern United States

Story by Sara Gottlieb, Director of Freshwater Science and Strategy, The Nature Conservancy and CCNet North America Franchise Co-Leader   Protecting land and water is one of The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in North America. The goal is to sustain North America’s biodiversity by conserving a network of resilient sites and connecting corridors that allow species to…

NaturePlan Open Standards Workshops

Story from Andrew Bridges, Nature Plan  This past March, NaturePlan’s Quinn Shurtliff and Andrew Bridges led a one-day introductory Open Standards short course at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The workshop’s 38 participants included biologists, contractors, and resource managers from around the world. Breaking into four…

Embracing Social Science in Conservation Planning

Story shared by Leander Lacy, Lacy Consulting Services, LLC, and Lesley Bertolotti, The Nature Conservancy Florida  The Nature Conservancy Florida is demonstrating how nature-based solutions are essential components of watershed management. One area of focus is the Peace Creek Watershed in Polk County, one of the…