Welcome to the online home of the Community of Practice (CoP) on Indigenous Conservation Standards (CS) projects and CS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters!

Our community aims to support Indigenous CS practitioners and conservation coaches working on CS projects on Indigenous Lands and Waters, fostering collaboration to grow our conservation practice into the future.

Indigenous People make up less than 5% of the global population, yet they inhabit a quarter of all land in the world. Indigenous lands and waters are valuable for conservation with 65% not being intensively developed. 40% of land listed by national governments around the world that are being managed for conservation, represent Indigenous territories.

This general trend is itself reflected in an increase in CS projects with Indigenous people globally. A maturing body of work and a growing group of contributors significantly improves this community of practice for CS projects with Indigenous People on their lands and waters.

If you would like to join our group’s discussion forum, the CCNet listserv “CoP – Indigenous OS projects and OS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters”, to share experiences with other Indigenous coaches and practitioners please contact Frank Weisenberger.

The interim Community of Practice – Indigenous CS projects and CS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters leaders are:


Frank Weisenberger






Stuart Cowell