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Using the Conservation Standards

Check out our Resources Library for guidance, tools, case studies, and other resources to support the implementation of the Conservation Standards.

The Conservation Measure Partnership, Conservation Coaches Network, Miradi, and Miradi Share websites also have a variety of resources and information related to the Conservation Standards.

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Version 4.0 of the Conservation Standards (Released February 2020) is currently available in the following languages:

Version 3.0 of the Conservation Standards (Released April 2013) is currently available in the following languages:

Version 2.0 of the Conservation Standards (2007) is available in the following languages:

For feedback on the Conservation Standards or to explore translation possibilities, please e-mail

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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.

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Coaches Resource Library

CCNet maintains a variety of resources to support Coaches in the presentation and use of the Conservation Standards. Most of the resources are found in multiple languages in the Coaches Notebook that is part of CCNet New Coach Trainings. In addition, in our Resource Library you can find a wealth of support materials shared by Coaches and Conservation Standards practitioners.

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Our Collaborators

Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.

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The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.

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Contact CCNet

To inquire about supporting CCNet or for general inquiries, please contact:

John Morrison - CCNet Global Coordinator
Cristina Lasch - CCNet Technical Coordinator

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