Teaching Adaptive Management Network

Focusing on teaching the Conservation
Standards in academic settings

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The TAM network serves faculty, staff, students, and coaches who are involved or interested in Conservation Standards/adaptive management courses at universities or other academic institutions. Getting a Conservation Standards/adaptive management course up and running at a university or other academic institution can be a daunting task. Experienced CCNet coaches have developed materials and can guide you to design the right type of course for your circumstances. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about how to set up a course at your institution.

Here is a map of academic courses that are currently being offered or that have been offered in the past:

Here is a page with information about getting a Conservation Standards course started.

The Teaching Adaptive Management Network leaders are:

Erica Cochrane

International Crane Foundation

United States

Heather Eves

Virginia Tech

United States

John Paskus

Michigan State University

United States

Arlyne Johnson

University of Wisconsin-Madison

United States

Felix Cybulla

Freelance Consultant, Global Change Management & Miradi Team


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 john.morrison@wwfus.org
Cristina Lasch - CCNet Technical Coordinator clasch@tnc.org

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