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Welcome to the online home of the Community of Practice (CoP) on Indigenous Conservation Standards 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. Indigenous territories represent 40% of land listed by national governments around the world that are being managed for conservation.
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.
To share experiences with other Indigenous coaches and practitioners, join our group’s discussion forum, the CCNet listserv “CoP – Indigenous CS projects and CS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters.” Please contact Frank Weisenberger.
This map of Conservation Standards (CS) / Healthy Country Planning (HCP) projects with Indigenous and local communities has been developed to help CS / HCP coaches and practitioners to reach out and learn from others. This is a curated map – if you would like your project to be added, please contact Frank Weisenberger.
The interim Community of Practice – Indigenous CS projects and CS projects on Indigenous Land and Waters leaders are:
A key way to foster stronger collaboration in Indigenous Conservation Standards projects 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.
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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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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