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

CCNet 2019 Accomplishments
CCNet Overview In today’s dynamic world, practitioners and managers who work on environmental and social challenges need to be able to work with their teams, projects, and communities to not only adapt to change, but also to create and shape…
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Korean translation of OS v3.0 now available
The Open Standards have now been translated into 9 languages!  The latest translation for Korea was released in January of 2019. Many thanks to the hard work of the contributors: Jeong Eun (Anya) Lim, Moonhyun Shin, Baekjun Kim, Raeha Jang, Heejong Kim,…
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World Map of Projects Applying the Open Standards
Instructions shared by Felix Cybulla, Independent Adviser, Conservation Planning & Adaptive Management Did you know we have a map to record projects that are using the Open Standards, Miradi and Miradi Share? This map was initially set up by Felix, thanks…
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