Virtual Practitioner Training Through the Center for Wildlife Studies

Story from John Morrison (WWF/CCNet Global), Quinn Shurtliff, and Andrew Bridges (NaturePlan) 

NaturePlan colleagues Andrew Bridges and Quinn Shurtliff teamed up with John Morrison to lead a basic Conservation Standards online training through the new Center for Wildlife Studies, a nonprofit organization that promotes wildlife conservation and education through research and specialized training. The class offered an opportunity for 24 practitioners, ranging from graduate students to senior staff from large NGOs, to share perspectives from 11 countries across four different continents. Participants had the option of receiving academic credit through College of the Atlantic, and members of The Wildlife Society received continuing education credits. We are hoping that this relationship with the Conservation Standards will continue to grow and that coaches will be able to refer interested people to other online and in-person Conservation Standards courses.