The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) are keen to identify and share excellence in adaptive management practice across the conservation community. Organizations, projects, programs, and individuals are working on adaptive management in a range of highly effective and efficient ways and improving the practice of conservation as a result.
What are we looking for? This competition seeks to collect and share these cases studies to promote cross-organizational, cross-project, and cross-coach/practitioner learning about adaptive management in conservation. To this end, we are asking folks around the world to send us their case studies.
You can win fabulous prizes: As incentives, the top-rated entry will receive a travel grant of US $2000 and two runners up will receive travel grants of US $500 each. All reasonable entries will be posted on our web-sites and the top 10 rated entries will be featured on in CMP & CCNet materials (hence the everlasting fame and glory) and will also receive a 1-year Miradi Software subscription.
How to Enter: Submit a 2-3 page description of your case study and a link to a succinct web-page, video, Google document, PDF file, or other web-shareable overview describing the case study to conservation practitioners. Detailed instructions and the template form for the description can be found here.
The panel will consider the following criteria as they review each case study:
- Relevance – Clearly illustrates one or more steps in the adaptive management cycle. At a minimum, it should include an explanation of its “theory of change”
- Setting the scene – Provides a succinct description of both the case study situation and the adaptive management work that was undertaken
- Well-presented – Describes the case study in a concise, easy-to-understand fashion in both the template description and the web-sharable overview; Readily identifies lessons learned and provides evidence for those lessons
- Compelling narrative – Offers an inspirational story
In addition, judges may give special consideration to getting a diversity of examples and to cases that share failures and/or thoughts on broader lessons for others doing similar work.
For details see the announcement here.