To foster a stronger collaboration of Indigenous Conservation Standards projects, an important function is to facilitate the sharing of experiences and appropriate tools. If your projects have developed tools and resources which are approved for sharing, please submit those to Frank Weisenberger.
Use the links below to access these helpful resources:
- Healthy Country Planning – This adaptation of the Conservation Standards has been proven and adapted on multiple indigenous projects. In this link you will find presentations, workshop exercises and additional workshop resources to facilitate a Healthy Country Planning project or conduct a HCP training course, and also examples from Healthy Country Plans produced by Indigenous communities in Australia. A brief summary of the HCP Process is provided in this document.
- Please find examples here of Healthy Country Plans from Indigenous communities in Australia (additional examples can be found by searching for ‘Healthy Country Plans’ in your favourite search engine):
Here you can find peer-reviewed articles on CS projects with Indigenous communities and/or on Indigenous Land and Waters.
- Austin et al (2017): The Uunguu Monitoring and Evaluation Committee: Intercultural Governance of a Land and Sea Management Programme in the Kimberley, Australia
- Heiner et al. (2018): Moving from reactive to proactive development planning to conserve Indigenous community and biodiversity values.
- Moorcroft et al. (2012): Conservation planning in a cross-cultural context: the Wunambal Gaambera Healthy Country Project in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
- Workshop Report CCNET Rally 2018 Leura NSW: Improved collaboration, sharing and learning of Indigenous OS Projects.
Here you can find tools and resources that have been developed by CS practitioners working with Indigenous communities to support and improve the planning and adaptive management process:
- Healthy Country Planning – tools to support the process (September 2020)
- Healthy Country Planning Summary Reference Cards: A summary guide to each step of the Open Standards for use by facilitators and planning teams.
- WWF Chile (2020). Guía para la planificación y gestión de áreas marinas protegidas con participación de comunidades locales y/o indígenas basada en los estándares para la conservación. Chile. This resource for the participation of local and/or Indigenous communities in marine protected area management and planning is in Spanish, and used HCP as a primary reference for inspiration and adaptation.
We have a discussion forum, the CCNet Indigenous Projects ListServ for practitioners who are part of CCNet’s Community of Practice: Conservation Standards Projects with Indigenous Communities. This forum reaches across national, cultural and organisational boundaries to enable Indigenous Groups and conservation practitioners who collaborate in Indigenous CS Projects to share experiences, useful tools and tell others about interesting opportunities relating to your application of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and adaptations such as Healthy Country Planning and others. Topics in this group relate to the practice of conservation and sustainable development in projects managed by and/or where resources are owned by Indigenous Communities.
If you would like to join this discussion forum, please send a message to Frank Weisenberger, briefly sharing your experience with using the Open Standards, Healthy Country Planning or another approach related to the Conservation Standards, in Indigenous projects or with Indigenous partners.
The forum started in May of 2019, and if you are a subscriber, you can view the full archive.