Conservation Standards Projects On Indigenous Land And Water

Focused on using the Conservation
Standards with Indigenous Communities

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Who we are

Our Community of Practice (CoP) is focused on using the CS and its adaptations with the Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLC). The CoP aims to support IPLC CS practitioners and conservation coaches working on CS projects on the land, waters and ice of IPLC, fostering collaboration to grow our conservation practice into the future.

Our Mission

To increase access and support for Indigenous People and Local Communities (IPLCs) in using and adapting the Conservation Standards, fostering increased community-led conservation initiatives.

Our community

Our community is a global network of people, projects, and practitioners who use the Conservation Standards, or an adaptation of, to effectively engage and support IPLCs in leading conservation initiatives.

CoP Indigenous CS Projects Homepage

To learn about the CoP, subscribe to our email listserv or find resources and tools, please visit our homepage.


The Community of Practice – Conservation Standards Projects on Indigenous Lands and Waters Coordinating Committee


You can contact the committee here.

Frank Weisenberger


CoP Coordinator

Marina Best


Coordinating Committee Member




Melanie Harding


Coordinating Committee Member




Valentina Varón


Coordinating Committee Member





Anne Ntongho


Coordinating Committee Member




Daniel Oades


Coordinating Committee Member




Gustavo Gatti


Coordinating Committee Member





Natalino Martins

Timor Leste

Coordinating Committee Member



Lavernita Bingku


Coordinating Committee Member

Support CCNet Global

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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Download CS

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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