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General
April 1, 2021

CCNet Global – Overview of 2020 Accomplishments

Here you can download our Overview of 2020 Accomplishments.
Resources
September 20, 2020

Guidance on Applying the Conservation Standards to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

A Conservation Measures Partnership working group, which includes representatives from Foundations of Success and World Wildlife Fund, recently had the opportunity to work with colleagues at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH in Central Asia to…
Resources
September 20, 2020

Thinking and Working Politically When Practicing the Conservation Standards at USAID

USAID has developed a new resource with practical advice for thinking and working politically when practicing the Conservation Standards in USAID work. Given strong evidence that political factors overwhelmingly drive the loss of biodiversity,…
Resources
September 20, 2020

Conservation Standards Version 4.0 Available in Portuguese!

The Conservation Measures Partnership is excited to announce that Version 4.0 of the Conservation Standards is now available in Portuguese. A big thank you to Gustavo Gatti of Conserve Brasil for the hard work, patience, and…
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September 20, 2020

Changes in CCNet Regional Leadership

We are happy to inform that CCNet Africa recently got a boost! Our colleagues Anne Ntongho (WWF-Cameroon, who covers West and Central Africa) and Musa Cheruiyot (WWF-International, who covers East Africa) were recently joined…
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September 20, 2020

The JEDI Learning Initiative needs you!

The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) recently launched its “JEDI Learning Initiative”, which is being supported by CCNet coach Leander Lacy as a consultant. The intent of this initiative is to provide recommendations for incorporating Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)…
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September 20, 2020

CMP-CCNet Guidance Review Committee Update

CMP and CCNet get together once per month to review and rate Conservation Standards guidance resources upon request. This vetting process is designed to help conservation practitioners find the best materials on a particular…
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September 20, 2020

2020 Cohort of Certified Coaches

In 2018, CCNet initiated a second-party coach certification program, for those who would like acknowledgement from peers, professional recognition of Conservation Standards skills and leadership, and (eventually, we hope) preferential hiring. Applicants are reviewed by teams…
Reflections
September 20, 2020

What to Expect from Conservation Standards Version 4.0

You’ve probably heard about the release of version 4.0 of the Conservation Standards. Have wondered, “Is it worth taking a look? What could be so different?” Read on for some highlights. We hope…
General
September 20, 2020

Updates from the Conservation Measures Partnership

Story from Sarah Weber (Conservation Measures Partnership) and Caroline Stem (Foundations of Success & Conservation Measures Partnership) This year certainly has been challenging in a variety of ways for all of us. CMP is…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Latin American Conservation Coaches Reconnect

Story from Irina Montenegro (WWF), Anita Diederichsen (WWF), Gustavo Gatti (Conserve Brasil), Estuardo Secaira (Independent Consultant), Cristina Lasch (TNC/CCNet Global)  After a long silence, conservation coaches in Latin America reconnected virtually this August. In a lively meeting, twenty-three colleagues who work in…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Advanced Online Conservation Standards Training for Practitioners in Chile

Story from Felix Cybulla and Oscar Maldonado (Independent Consultants) Twenty-seven conservation practitioners from Chile are participating in a 12-week advanced online Conservation Standards training, in Spanish. Facilitated by Felix Cybulla and Oscar Maldonado, the training is…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Mālama I Ke Kai: Community Action Guide

Story from Emily Fielding (The Nature Conservancy and CCNet Pacific Islands co-leader) In September 2020, the Maui Nui Makai Network will launch the Malama I Ke Kai: Community Action Guide to empower coastal communities…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Barkandji Healthy Country Plan

Story from Frank Weisenberger (Frank Weisenberger Consulting)  The traditional lands of Barkandji people can be found along the Darling River in the western region of New South Wales, Australia. The name “Barkandji” means “People…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

A Virtual Conservation Standards Training at the 2020 North American Congress for Conservation Biology

Story from James Goetz   Andrew Bridges, Quinn Shurtliff, and Jim Goetz had planned to lead a Conservation Standards training at this year’s North American Congress for Conservation Biology as they did…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Virtual Practitioner Training Through the Center for Wildlife Studies

Story from John Morrison (WWF/CCNet Global), Quinn Shurtliff, and Andrew Bridges (NaturePlan)  NaturePlan colleagues Andrew Bridges and Quinn Shurtliff teamed up with John Morrison to lead a basic Conservation Standards online training through the new Center for Wildlife Studies, a…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Forestry and Wildlife Planning Training for Young Professionals in Maine

Story shared by Joshua Royte, The Nature Conservancy    John Morrison (WWF) and Joshua Royte (TNC Maine) co-taught a class on conservation forestry and wildlife planning with Professor Amber Roth at the…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Virtual Conservation Standards Training Series in Canada

Story from Sarah Cotter, Emily Gonzales, Brenda VanSleeuwen, and Heather Barna  This Spring, Parks Canada and Nature Conservancy Canada collaborated on a virtual introductory training series for the Conservation Standards v4.0, adapted to a Canadian…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Teaching Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing in Morocco in the Context of COVID-19

Story from Nibani Houssine, Association de Gestion Intégrée des Ressources  Professionals in Morocco now have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in Adaptive Management at the d’Al Hoceima University. This program includes a course on the Conservation…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Adaptive Management of Bushmeat Hunting in Gabon

Story from Anne Ntongho, CCNet Africa co-leader  Alex Ebang Mbélé and his team from Duke University's Poulsen Ecology Lab are teaching Gabonese villages how to use adaptive management of bushmeat hunting to increase the abundance of…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

USFWS Mentor Programs Boost African Conservation Leadership

Story from Anne Ntongho, CCNet Africa co-leader  During a forum in Sierra Leone in February, stakeholders discussed the findings of an evaluation of five U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service MENTOR Programs implemented across Africa…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

Using the Conservation Standards for Inclusive Conservation in the Central African Republic

Story from Anne Ntongho, CCNet Africa co-leader  In the Central African Republic, WWF has been supporting the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park with the state government since 1990. Because of the park’s location and many…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

More Governments in West Africa Practicing the Conservation Standards

Story from Anne Ntongho, CCNet Africa co-leader  Since 2002, the Parks and Reserves Agency of Ivory Coast (Office Ivoirien des Parcs et Réserves (OIPR)) has been managing a network of 8 national parks and 6 reserves in…
Coaches in Action
September 20, 2020

South Africa’s First CCNET Coach Training

African conservation organisations are working on urgent, multifaceted environmental issues, often in remote and perilous areas with limited funding and resources. Stakeholders are counting on them to meet their conservation…
Bulletin Board
February 28, 2020

Global Conservation Case Study Competition

Every two years, the Conservation Coaches Network and the Conservation Measure Partnership run a case study competition. The competition is a great way to share your experience with adaptive management…
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February 28, 2020

Webinar with Examples of Conservation Standards in Practice

As part of ongoing efforts on the part of Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) to increase sharing and learning across the Conservation Standards community, CMP has invited CCNet participants to join…
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February 28, 2020

Updates to the Open Standards Website!

Flamingos foraging in Axios Delta, Greece.  Photo credit Markos Markoudis We’ve heard from you that the Conservation Standards website is a critical resource for learning and communicating. We’ve also heard it has been hard…
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February 28, 2020

What has the CMP and CCNet Review Committee been Doing?

Do you know we have a CMP-CCNet Committee that reviews Conservation Standards guidance? With an increasing amount of Conservation Standards guidance being produced, it can be challenging for conservation practitioners…
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February 28, 2020

Launch of Miradi Share 2.0 

Story from Nick Salafsky (Foundations of Success) and the Miradi team The Miradi team is pleased to announce the launch of Miradi Share 2.0! You asked for a fresh, collaborative way…
Reflections
February 28, 2020

The Making of Conservation Standards Version 4.0

Story by Caroline Stem (Foundations of Success and Conservation Measures Partnership) The Conservation Measures Partnership is pleased to release version 4.0 of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (click…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Putting the “Community” in The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation by Design “Community of Practice”

Conservation by Design 2.0 Facilitator’s Training, Georgia, USA, January 13-17, 2020  Photo: Chris Pague / TNC Story from Natalie Holland (The Nature Conservancy)  So, what exactly are the key advances in Conservation by Design 2.0 (CbD 2.0, TNC’s…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

New Coach Training in the Cuyamaca Mountains, California, USA

Story from Andrew Bridges (Institute for Wildlife Studies/NaturePlan) John Morrison (WWF), Arlyne Johnson (FOS), and Andrew Bridges (IWS/NaturePlan) conducted a New Coach Training on in November 2019, at beautiful Camp Stevens, located…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Improving Forest Landscape Restoration Strategies in the Mekong Region, Asia

Story from Anita Diederichsen, Amalia Mailing, Thibault Ledecq, Sue Sangkum, and Mallory Graves (WWF) The United Nations declared 2021 to 2030 to be the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. To effectively…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Chile Uses Conservation Standards in National Plan for Landscape Restoration

Collaborators of Chile's National Plan for Landscape Restoration, an effort supported by the Initiative 20x20 and its technical members, including WWF, WRI, FAO, and CATIE. Photo by WWF. Story by…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Building Capacity for the Second Generation of Protected Area Management Plans in Western Mongolia

    Story by Tuguldur Enkhtsetseg (TNC) and Munkhchuluun Basan (WWF), CCNet Mongolia franchise leaders.  Western Mongolian Protected Areas protect unique conservation targets, including snow leopards, wild sheep, and lakes. In 2012, the Ministry of Environment…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Aligning Conservation Planning for Mexico’s Natural Protected Areas with Public Policy

Story from CCNet coach María Fernanda Cepeda González (Capacitación y Asesorías Ambientales) In January 2019, we shared a story on a regional Conservation Standards planning process conducted with Mexico’s Commission…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Developing Habitat Management Plans in Saskatchewan 

Story from Rob Sutter (Enduring Conservation Outcomes) The Canadian Province of Saskatchewan is using the Conservation Standards to develop Habitat Management Plans for each of the four ecozones in the Province: Boreal…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Protected Area Staff in South America Share Experiences on Monitoring the Impact of Management

Session at the Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas in Lima, Peru, October 2019. Photo by Paola Mejía. Story sent by Paola Mejía (Foundations of Success and Wildlife Conservation Society Peru) …
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Organizations Share Experiences Working on Protected Areas in Latin America and the Caribbean

Session at the Latin American and Caribbean Congress on Protected Areas in Lima, Peru, October 2019.   Photo by Paola Mejia. Story from Irina Montenegro (WWF) and Gustavo Gatti (Conserve Brasil) …
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Using the Conservation Standards to Reduce Deforestation in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Story from Fernanda González (UNDP-Ecuador), Amy Greenwood (UNDP), and Juan Carlos González (PROAmazonia) PROAmazonía is an ambitious program seeking to reduce deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions in Ecuador’s Amazon region through sustainable management and production…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Using the Conservation Standards to Connect Community-based Efforts with Landscape-scale Results

Indigenous Mayan participants in a community workshop assess COMDEKS indicators in the Forest and Traditional Milpa Landscape. in Mexico. Photo by UNDP.   Story by María Fernanda Cepeda González (Capacitación y…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Meso-American and European Coaches Facilitate Conservation Framework for Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Discussions in one of the working groups during the workshop. Photo credit: Oscar Maldonado Story from Oscar Maldonado (Independent Consultant) and Jens Odinga (FoS Europe) One year has passed since coaches Oscar Maldonado (Guatemala)…
Coaches in Action
February 28, 2020

Conservation Standards Training at Jersey Zoo

Story from Xavier Escute  (Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera) and Catherine Payne (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust) Last October, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and CCNet Europe were thrilled to host 18 participants and eight coaches…
Bulletin Board
February 27, 2020

Updated Healthy Country Planning Materials Available

Story from Frank Weisenberger and Stuart Cowell Healthy Country Planning (HCP) is an adaptation of the Conservation Standards that has been used for nearly a decade to help Aboriginal people in…
Coaches in Action
February 27, 2020

Workshop Helps Analyse and Adapt Indigenous Projects in Western Australia

Story from Frank Weisenberger (Frank Weisenberger Consulting) Most Healthy Country Planning projects in the Kimberley region of Western Australia have now been implemented for more than five years. In October, 21…
Coaches in Action
February 27, 2020

Transitioning to the Conservation Standards at Zoos Victoria

Story from Frank Weisenberger (Frank Weisenberger Consulting) and Katherine Selwood (Zoos Victoria)  Since 1991, Zoos Victoria has bred more than 650 Eastern Barred Bandicoots. There are now five reintroduced populations…
Coaches in Action
February 27, 2020

Conservation Standards Products Survey Report

Story from Erica Cochrane (International Crane Foundation) Remember back in August and September of 2019 when a survey went around asking you for feedback on Open Standards products and tools?…
General
February 18, 2020

CCNet 2019 Accomplishments

CCNet Overview In today’s dynamic world, practitioners and managers who work on environmental and social challenges need to be able to work with their teams, projects, and communities to not…
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August 1, 2019

Korean translation of OS v3.0 now available

The Open Standards have now been translated into 9 languages!  The latest translation for Korea was released in January of 2019. Many thanks to the hard work of the contributors: Jeong Eun…
General
August 1, 2019

World Map of Projects Applying the Open Standards

Instructions shared by Felix Cybulla, Independent Adviser, Conservation Planning & Adaptive Management Did you know we have a map to record projects that are using the Open Standards, Miradi and Miradi…
Upcoming Events
July 31, 2019

Multi-team Open Standards Training Opportunity in Europe!

CCNet Europe and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust are excited to announce a workshop on adaptive management using the Open Standards at Jersey Zoo, Jersey (Channel Islands) from 20 to 25 October…
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July 31, 2019

2019 Cohort of Certified Conservation Coaches

Last year we announced a first group of eight practitioners who received their certificate as conservation coaches, through a second party certification process – where CCNet is the certifying entity.    The CCNet Certification Program provides an opportunity for conservation practitioners who coach projects…
Reflections
July 31, 2019

New CMP Guidance for Using Evidence to Improve Conservation

Story shared by Nick Salafsky, Foundations of Success. Despite growing interest in evidence-based conservation, practitioners lack clear guidance on what evidence is or how to realistically apply it to their work. A Conservation Measures Partnership working…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Conservation Measures Partnership Retreat 2019

Story shared by Caroline Stem, Foundations of Success and CMP   In mid-May, 42 representatives from organizations, donors, and government agencies gathered in Shenandoah National Park for three intense days together during the Conservation Measures Partnership’s biennial retreat. The retreat…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Involving Coaches in USAID’s Measuring Impact II Project

Story from Marcia Brown and Vinaya Swaminathan, Foundations of Success  The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) invests more than $250 million each year to conserve biodiversity around the world. Since 2012, partner organizations Foundations…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

New Community of Practice: Indigenous Open Standards Projects

Story from Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting   Some of the world’s most biodiverse areas are held and managed by Indigenous peoples and traditional communities. With a close relationship to their natural environments, Indigenous peoples have developed unique knowledge and effective management practices that contribute to…
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July 31, 2019

New CCNet Europe Website!

The CCNet Europe Core Team are excited to present our new CCNet Europe website! We have been working over the last few months to update the content and style of our website…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

New Conservation Coaches Trained in Europe and 4th European Coaches Rally!

Story from Xavi Escuté, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera / CCNet Europe co-leader  During the first week of April 2019, in beautiful Vålådalen, Sweden, CCNet Europe and The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency hosted the third New Coach Training in Europe. Coaches John Morrison (CCNet Global/WWF US),…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

MAVA Foundation “Going Full Cycle” with the Open Standards

Story by Vladimir Milushev, Nico Boenisch (FOS Europe) and Julien Sémelin (MAVA Foundation)  MAVA, one of Europe’s largest private foundations, is entering its last grant-making phase before it closes in 2022. With that in mind, MAVA has taken a conscious decision…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Planning for Freshwater Protection in the Southeastern United States

Story by Sara Gottlieb, Director of Freshwater Science and Strategy, The Nature Conservancy and CCNet North America Franchise Co-Leader   Protecting land and water is one of The Nature Conservancy’s priorities in North America. The goal is to sustain North America’s biodiversity by…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

NaturePlan Open Standards Workshops

Story from Andrew Bridges, Nature Plan  This past March, NaturePlan’s Quinn Shurtliff and Andrew Bridges led a one-day introductory Open Standards short course at the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The workshop’s 38 participants included biologists, contractors,…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Embracing Social Science in Conservation Planning

Story shared by Leander Lacy, Lacy Consulting Services, LLC, and Lesley Bertolotti, The Nature Conservancy Florida  The Nature Conservancy Florida is demonstrating how nature-based solutions are essential components of watershed management. One area of focus is…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Healthy Country Planning Training in Manitoba, Canada

Story from Amanda Karst, Cary Hamel, Emily Gonzales, Heather Barna, Mary Huffman, and Stuart Cowell  What is Healthy Country Planning? How is it different to Open Standards or Conservation Action Planning? Isn’t it just participatory planning? And where the heck is Winnipeg? These were some of…
Bulletin Board
July 31, 2019

CCNet North America leadership changes and reorganization

This announcement relates to changes in leadership within CCNet North America, and also the merging of two former franchises into a new one. We would like to thank Sandi Matsumoto…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Strengthening Protected Areas in Magallanes, Chile

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF Chile/CCNet Latin America Franchise   CONAF, the National Forest Corporation in Chile, is responsible for the administration of the Wildlife Protected Areas. In 2016, CONAF adopted the Open Standards as the main methodological framework for their management plans. This…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Conservation International Brazil Reconnecting to Open Standards

Story from Gustavo Gatti, Conserve Brasil  Last February, a group of 24 professionals from Conservation International Brazil gathered in Rio de Janeiro for an Open Standards introductory training course. Over five…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Open Standards Supporting Monitoring of Key Mammals in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil

Story shared by Gustavo Gatti, Conserve Brasil and Anita Diederichsen, WWF-Brasil.   The scarcity of fauna in Brazil is often related to direct and indirect human pressure, such as forests conversion, poaching, or impacts from infrastructure, for example. A huge challenge protected areas managers…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Science and Strategic Planning Unite to Enhance Conservation Success for Golden Lion Tamarins

Story shared by Lou Ann Dietz, Save the Golden Lion Tamarin  Endangered golden lion tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia). Photo credit: Brazilian Golden Lion Tamarin Association   Since its creation in 1992, the Brazilian NGO Associação Mico-Leão-Dourado (AMLD…
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July 31, 2019

CCNet Latin America: Mesoamerica and South America Franchises Join Forces

In 2004 two separate franchises were established in the region to serve conservation coaches in Mesoamerica and South America. At the 2018 CCNet Rally in Australia, a group of coaches…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Conservation Planning Training Helps Protect Endangered Porpoise in China

Story sent by Wang Luhong and Jin Tong, TNC China   Images below: Yangtze finless porpoise (right), and location of the nature reserves (left) ©TNC  The Yangtze Finless Porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis) is currently the only freshwater mammal living in the…
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July 31, 2019

CCNet Australia – change in leadership and new regional Listserv

New Leadsrhip in CCNet Australia: We would like to thank Natalie Holland, from TNC and Paul Koch, independent consultant formerly with Greening Australia, for their many years of service as…
Bulletin Board
July 31, 2019

Introduction from our new CCNet Chair – Michael Looker

As your new chair of CCNet, let me briefly introduce myself. While I’m delighted to take up this role, I also acknowledge that I have huge shoes to fill in…
Coaches in Action
July 31, 2019

Proactive Development Planning for Indigenous Communities

Story from Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting, and David Hinchley, The Nature Conservancy Environmental impact assessments typically focus on the impact of developments on environmental values, specifically biodiversity. Often, they…
Upcoming Events
June 28, 2019

Conservation Standards Trainings in 2020

  While CCNet global and franchises focus their trainings mostly on new conservation coaches, individual franchises or partner organizations also offer basic methods trainings on adaptive management and the Open…
General
January 30, 2019

Overview of 2018 CCNet Accomplishments

To better address environmental and social challenges in today’s dynamic world, practitioners and managers need to be able to work with their teams, projects, and communities to not only adapt…
Upcoming Events
January 29, 2019

New CCNet Coach Trainings in 2021-2022

Conservation Coach Trainings are offered by CCNet Global in coordination with regional CCNet Franchises and often with partners who co-host trainings. Trainings are for those already experienced with the Open…
Upcoming Events
January 29, 2019

CCNet Europe Rally in Vålådalen, Sweden from April 5-7, 2019

Conservation Coaches in Europe will be holding a CCNet Europe Rally in Vålådalen, Sweden from April 5-7, 2019 Here you can find more information about the European Coaches Rally. The Rally…
Upcoming Events
January 29, 2019

New Conservation Coach Training in Vålådalen, Sweden – 31 March to 5 April, 2019

This training is jointly offered by the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) Globally and by CCNet Europe and is co-hosted by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). If you are interested in stepping…
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January 29, 2019

USAID Biodiversity How-To Guides Available as Online Courses

Story by Marco Flores Santiago, Biodiversity Specialist, USAID In 2017, the USAID Forestry and Biodiversity Office released three USAID Biodiversity Programming How-To Guides: 1) Developing Situation Models;Here you can access the…
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January 29, 2019

Did you know the Open Standards v3.0 are Available in Many Languages?

Version 3.0 of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is available in the following languages: English  Indonesian Portuguese French Albanian Spanish Russian  Persian You can always find the…
Upcoming Events
January 29, 2019

Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning Training in Tasmania, Australia, February 2019

Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the biodiversity hotspot of the Tasmanian Midlands. Using a well-proven adult learning approach, this intensive…
Upcoming Events
January 29, 2019

Upcoming Open Standards Workshops in North America: USA – March and April 2019

National Military Fish and Wildlife Association March 9, 2019 Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. On March 9, 2019, NaturePlan’s Quinn Shurtliff and Andrew Bridges will hold a one-day introductory Open Standards workshop…
Reflections
January 29, 2019

Brad Northrup Stepping Down as CCNet Global Chairperson

Story by John Morrison, Manager, Conservation Planning & Measures with WWF-US and CCNet Global Coordinator It’s said that all good things come to an end, and as 2018 came to a…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

Applying the Open Standards to Landscape-level Initiatives

Story from Dave Kramer, The Colombia Rising Project & ANIIP (Austin Network of International Impact Professionals) San Cosme - Punta Mechudo Landscape in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo by Miguel Ángel…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

Adaptive Management training for Protected Areas in the Asia-Pacific

Participants from the Asia-Pacific region attended the Adaptive Management training for Protected Areas in the Blue Mountains in November 2018. Photo by Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. Story by Rosalie…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

NaturePlan Open Standards Workshop in Toronto, Canada

Story by Andrew Bridges, Research Ecologist with the Institute for Wildlife Studies and Co-Franchise Leader for CCNet North America CCNet Coaches James Goetz and Andrew Bridges led a two-day introductory…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

Using Open Standards to Develop Freshwater Project Proposal in Tanzania

Story by Matrida Simfukwe, WWF-Tanzania In early November 2018, CCNet Coach Matrida Simfukwe facilitated a “define and design” workshop to help stakeholders use the Open Standards to develop a project…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

CCNet North American Franchise Update

Story by CCNet North America Franchise Leaders Andrew Bridges, Sara Gottlieb,  John Paskus, Doug Pearsall, Terri Schulz, and Rob Sutter   The North American Franchise is revitalizing its effort to support…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2019

First Open Standards Training in Dominican Republic

Story by James Goetz, PhD Student, Cornell University In September 2018, Yolanda Leon, Andrea Thomen, and James Goetz led a 2.5-day introductory Open Standards course for 25 conservation professionals and…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Conservation Planning at Multiple Scales in Chile

Story from Irina Montenegro, Strategy and Science Director at WWF Chile and CCNet South America Franchise Leader World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Wildlife Conservation Society joined forces to…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

South East Asia Franchise Kicks Off with a New Coach Training

Story by Felix Cybulla, Hui Shim Tan, Annette Olsson, and Pip Walsh CCNet Southeast Asia celebrated the kickoff of their new franchise with a New Coach Training in Bentong, Malaysia, in…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Breaking Convention in Mexico with the Open Standards for Regional Protected Area Planning

Story by María Fernanda Cepeda, Capacitación y Asesorías Ambientales In Mexico, the conventional focus of conservation planning has been on individual visions by individual sectors of the government, but this…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Charting the Course for the Future of CCNet Europe

Story sent by Xavi Escuté, Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera and Co-Franchise Leader for CCNet Europe In October, 2018, the European Core Team met in Berlin, Germany, for CCNet Europe’s first…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Applying the OS to develop a strategy for the Lau Seascape, Fiji

Story sent by Annette Olsson, Conservation International and Co-Franchise Leader for CCNet Southeast Asia The Lau Seascape is one of the most remote archipelagos of Fiji and is characterized by…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Using the Open Standards in Marine Spatial Planning for the Pacific Ocean of Guatemala

Story by Estuardo Secaira, Independent Consultant in Conservation and Protected Areas Planning and Management; Juan Carlos Villagrán, Marine Specialist, The Nature Conservancy; and Raquel Sigüenza, Coordinator, UNDP-GEF Project, “Conservation and…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Five-year management plan developed for China’s largest panda reserve 

Story by 靳彤 JIN Tong, Science Director with The Nature Conservancy China and CCNet China Franchise Leader During the last six months of 2018, several coaches from The Nature Conservancy’s…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Using Healthy Country Planning To Manage Forests in Eastern Myanmar

Story by Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting In November of 2018, the indigenous Karen people of Myanmar commenced their Healthy Country Planning process to develop a strategic conservation management plan for…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Synthesizing 11 Conservation Plans for Western Honduras Using the Open Standards

Story by Estuardo Secaira, Independent consultant in Conservation and Protected Areas Planning and Management, and Karla Lara, Biodiversity, Protected Areas and Ecosystems Specialist; Ecosystems, Livelihoods and Water Governance USAID Activity…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2019

Open Standards Plan Wins Banksia Award in Australia

Story by Marnie Lassen, Strategic Projects Manager, Trust for Nature (Victoria) For the last 20 years, the prestigious Banksia Awards have raised the profile of current sustainability issues facing Australia…
Upcoming Events
September 17, 2018

Week-long basic Open Standards training course October 29 – November 2, 2018 in the US. A few spaces left!

FOS and the US Fish and Wildlife Service (US FWS) are teaming up to offer a week-long basic Open Standards training course Oct 29 - Nov 2 this year. The…
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August 31, 2018

First Group of Certified Conservation Coaches Announced

Story by Stewart Cowell, Director at Conservation Management Over the past 10 years, and at least the last three CCNet Rallies, the idea of Coach Certification has been discussed and…
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August 30, 2018

2018 CCNet Global Service Awards

At our CCNet Rallies, we present service awards to colleagues who have gone beyond what is expected of them to serve our global community. This year's awards were presented by…
Coaches in Action
August 29, 2018

The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation by Design 2.0 Approach and the Role of Conservation Coaches

Story by Olivia Millard, TNC Director of Organizational Learning, and Cristina Lasch, TNC Conservation Planning and Adaptation Lead and CCNet Operations Coordinator TNC Conservation Coaches meeting in Manly, New South…
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August 29, 2018

2018 CCNet Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Practice of Conservation

At the 2018 Rally, CCNet Global and CCNet Australia jointly handed out two awards for people who have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of conservation. Frank Weisenberger, Australia:…
Coaches in Action
August 29, 2018

Small Grants Programme Partners and Stakeholders Learn to Apply the Open Standards in Kenya

Story from Nancy Chege, Country Program Manager for UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme and CCNet Africa co-lead The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme of the United Nations Development Programme…
Coaches in Action
August 28, 2018

Open Standards Trainings in Cameroon

Story from Anne Ntongho, WWF Cameroon At a five-day workshop in August 2017, WWF trained 23 participants from forestry and wildlife institutions in Cameroon, Gabon, and Cote d’Ivoire to use the…
Coaches in Action
August 28, 2018

More Coaches to Promote the Use of Open Standards in Africa

Story from Anne Ntongho, WWF Cameroon Three lecturers from three key institutions (National Water and Forest Institute, Mbalmayo (ENEF), Wildlife Institute, Garoua (EFG), and the University of Dschang (UDs)) participated in a coach…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

Wunambal Gaambera people in Australia lead the way in conservation planning and caring for Country

Story by Kellie Tannock, WGAC media adviser, Tom Vigilante, Wunambal Gaambera Aboriginal Corporation and Bush Heritage Australia and Cristina Lasch,  TNC and CCNet Operations Coordinator. In early May this year,…
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August 27, 2018

Southeast Asia becomes its own franchise and kicks off with a New Coach Training in Malaysia!

Story by Felix Cybulla, Hui Shim Tan, Annette Olsson, Pip Walsh, Cristina Lasch On behalf of our CCNet community, we would like to express our gratitude to Hui Shim Tan…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

Healthy Country Planning in New South Wales, Australia

Story by Frank Weisenberger and Stuart Cowell Conservationists from five different countries participated in a three-day Healthy Country Planning training workshop in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales in April,…
General
August 27, 2018

What Does the CMP-CCNet Guidance Committee Do?

There is an increasing amount of Open Standards guidance being produced these days, by both organizations and individuals.  This is fabulous, but it can make it more challenging for conservation…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

NaturePlan Introductory Open Standards Trainings in North America

Story by Andrew Bridges, Quinn Shurtliff, and Rob Sutter Open Standards trainings can improve conservation professionals’ effectiveness by helping them to better design and implement their projects. Introductory Open Standards…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

Open Standards Training in Guyana

Story by Rob Sutter, Conservation Ecologist, Enduring Conservation Outcomes and NaturePlan Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, a rare bird species in Iwokrama National Park, Guyana. Photo by Rob Sutter Guyana is relatively unknown…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

Multiple Team Workshop in Georgia

Story by Felix Cybulla In late April 2018, CCNet Europe held yet another successful Multiple Team Workshop in the country of Georgia. Each of the five teams at the workshop was…
General
August 27, 2018

Making the Open Standards Climate-smart

Story by Marcia Brown, Foundations of Success All around us, we increasingly see evidence that the climate is changing: rising temperatures, glaciers melting, larger wildfires, sea levels rising, shifting precipitation…
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August 27, 2018

Winners of the 2018 CMP-CCNet Adaptive Management Case Study Competition!

We are pleased to announce the winners of the CMP-CCNet 2018 Adaptive Management Case Study Competition, our second competition designed to promote cross-organizational, cross-project, and cross-coach/practitioner learning in conservation! We…
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August 27, 2018

Open Standards v3.0 are now available in Persian!

Did you know that the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation have been translated into ten languages for practitioners across the globe? As of August 2018, we now have…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2018

On-ground Action in the Pilbara Region in Western Australia

Story submitted by Blair Parsons, Science and Programs Leader, Greening Australia--Western Region Some of you might recall a story shared two years ago by Jo Webb (Rangelands Natural Resource Management,…
General
March 14, 2018

Webinar on Pragmatic approaches to evaluating conservation projects and programs

A webinar on pragmatic approaches to evaluating conservation projects and programs was jointly hosted by Elizabeth O’Neill from EON Impact Consulting, LLC, and CCNet North America on February 22 and 23,…
Upcoming Events
February 27, 2018

Healthy Country Planning Training – April 2018, Australia

Registrations are open for a 3-day intensive Healthy Country Planning Training course in conjunction with the Conservation Coaches Network Rally 2018 in Katoomba / NSW, Australia. We use in the…
Coaches in Action
January 31, 2018

Protecting Mountain Caribou in Sub-arctic Canada

Photo by Parks Canada. An exciting initiative to develop a Healthy Country Plan to protect threatened caribou in the MacKenzie Mountains—a biodiverse region on the border of the Northwest Territories…
Coaches in Action
January 31, 2018

New Coach Training, Coaches Rally, and other News from CCNet Europe

CCNet Regional Rally in Europe, Spain, Nov. 2017. Photo credit: Felix Cybulla   November was an intense month for the European Coaches! Early in November, a group of 26 coaches…
Coaches in Action
January 31, 2018

Open Standards Training in Ecuador

Workshop participants get an introduction to the Open Standards. Photo credit: Andrew Bridges   In July 2017, CCNet Coach Andrew Bridges (Institute for Wildlife Studies) conducted an introductory Open Standards…
Upcoming Events
January 31, 2018

Conservation Coach Training Mongolia May 2018

Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, Mongolia. Photo credit: Marianne Shaw   CCNet Mongolia and CCNet Global, with the support of WWF and TNC are hosting a new conservation coaches training in Mongolia.…
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January 29, 2018

CCNet Leadership change in North America

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Bridges, Research Ecologist/Program Manager at the Institute for Wildlife Studies joined CCNet as co-leader for the North America Sierras/California Franchise in September 2017. He…
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January 28, 2018

Healthy Country Planning Workshop, April 27-29, 2018 in Australia

CCNet Australia will be offering a Healthy Country Planning training in Katoomba, in the surroundings near the Fairmont Resort prior to the Global CCNet Rally from April 27-29, 2018. Healthy…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2018

Tackling Wildlife Refuge Issues and Planning Climate Change Adaptation in Alaska

USFWS-Alaska staff participating in the Open Standards training course discuss threats to Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Ian Dutton.   Fifteen U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff from Alaska participated…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2018

Incorporating Social, Cultural and Natural Values in Development Decision Making

Development by Design workshop participants discuss bush food values on a field trip in the Nyikina Mangala area. Photo by TNC. Over the last 18 months, the Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2018

University of Cape Town Students Learn the Open Standards

Students in the University of Cape Town’s Conservation Biology Masters course had a fantastic experience learning the Open Standards in July. Coach Genevieve Pence led a two-day training workshop as…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2018

CapeNature Uses Open Standards for Large Landscape Conservation Initiative in South Africa

Cliff Dorse (City of Cape Town’s Biodiversity Management Branch, a partner for the DCCP) helps the workshop coaches get familiar with the landscape of the DCCP. Photo by Natalie Hayward.…
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January 28, 2018

New Conservation Coach Trainings 2018

While dates and location have not been set, we are considering new conservation coach trainings in: Mongolia, Terelj National Park. In English, May 21 - 26, 2018. If you would…
Coaches in Action
January 28, 2018

Coaches share expertise at the International Congress for Conservation Biology: Conservation Planning at Multiple Scales in Chile

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF Chile  In July 2017, Cartagena, Colombia, hosted the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB). The program included a Symposium on Adaptive management in Latin…
General
January 25, 2018

CCNet Global 2017 Accomplishments

The following is a summary of CCNet's accomplishment's this past year. The full overview can be downloaded here. These accomplishments were made possible by financial and considerable in-kind support by our members,…
Coaches in Action
January 25, 2018

Building Marine Protected Area Management Capacity in South America

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF Chile  In August 2017, 16 representatives from 11 government institutions participated in the first pilot course of the Regional School of Managers of Marine Protected…
Coaches in Action
January 25, 2018

Developing a Management Plan for a Marine Protected Area in Southern Patagonia

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF Chile  The Open Standards are being used as the key methodology for generating a participatory management plan and integrated governance model for the Pitipalena –…
Coaches in Action
January 22, 2018

Change in leadership in CCNet Europe

Story by Xavier Escuté: xavi.escute@gmail.com and Nicolas Boenisch: nico@fosonline.org During the CCNet Europe Rally in November, CCNet Europe saw a change in leadership. After over 10 years of hard work…
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December 7, 2017

Second Global Adaptive Management Case Study Competition – Due March 30, 2018

The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) are keen to identify and share excellence in adaptive management practice across the conservation community. Organizations, projects, programs, and individuals…
Upcoming Events
October 15, 2017

Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning Workshop, Tasmania, January 2018

Do you want to learn more about planning and adaptive management  for protected areas? Registrations are open for a five-day Open Standards / Healthy Country Planning workshop focusing on the…
Coaches in Action
October 3, 2017

Brave conservationists are not afraid of the pain in the chain

Story shared by Albertien Perdok, Consultancy and Training in Nature Conservation Management Planning / CCNet Europe coach in the Netherlands. This story was also published by Albertien on Linkedin on…
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October 1, 2017

New Conservation Coach Training in West Virginia, U.S.A. January 29-February 2, 2018

Are you experienced in the application of the Open Standards and want to strengthen your facilitation and coaching skills to help project teams? We have an upcoming training at the US…
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October 1, 2017

New Conservation Coach Training in Spain – November 6-10, 2017

INVITATION: NEW COACH TRAINING IN EUROPE Are you experienced with applying the Open Standards, and are you asked to help lead conservation teams? If you are interested in stepping into a…
Reflections
October 1, 2017

Inspirational Exchanges at the Conservation Measures Partnership 2017 Members’ Retreat

Story from Caroline Stem, Foundations of Success. Caroline is the General Coordinator for the Conservation Measures Partnership and is also a member of CCNet.  CMP Members' Retreat, January 2017, Florida,…
Coaches in Action
October 1, 2017

Teaching Adaptive Management at the University of Los Andes in Venezuela

Story from Eulogio Chacón Moreno, CCNet coach and professor at Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Ecológicas (ICAE), Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida, Venezuela. Landscape Ecology and Conservation are…
Coaches in Action
September 30, 2017

Time to Celebrate! CCNet Europe registered in Germany as a legal entitity

Story from Felix Cybulla, Consultant Conservation Management and Nico Boenisch, Foundations of Success-Europe | both CCNet Europe coaches In the January edition of our Global Newsletter we reported that in…
Coaches in Action
September 30, 2017

Teaching Adaptive Management at Technical University Berlin

Story from Anna Steger, Marion Tiemann, Felix Cybulla, CCNet Germany We are very happy to announce that in 2018 the second university in Germany will offer an Open Standards Course…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Applying the Open Standards to Developing “Smart from the Start” Renewable Energy Policies That Protect Wildlife

Story from Marcia Brown, Foundations of Success, and Joy Page, Defenders of Wildlife A coalition of conservation organizations, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), is working to facilitate…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Climate-Smart Conservation Planning for the San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Story from Marcia Brown, Foundations of Success, and Giselle Block, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex is a collection of seven National Wildlife…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Open Standards Practitioner’s Training at the San Diego Zoo in California, USA

Story from Andrew Bridges, Institute for Wildlife Studies Open Standards Training, San Diego, CA, 2017 On 22–24 February 2017, a practitioner’s training workshop was held at the San Diego Zoo’s…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

CCNet Mesoamerica off to a fresh start

Story from Dave Kramer, Independent Consultant & Co-Leader of CCNet Mesoamerica   The Mesoamerican Franchise got off to a fresh start during the first half of 2017, with Yven Echeverría…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Healthy Country Planning / Open Standards trainings in Australia

Story from Daniel Sprod, Conservation Management CCNet Australia, working in conjunction with the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC), recently completed two trainings in World Heritage Areas: the Daintree…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

CAPitalising on conservation knowledge: Using Conservation Action Planning, Healthy Country Planning and the Open Standards in Australia

Story sent by Frank Weisenberger, Frank Weisenberger Consulting A recent publication in the journal “Environmental Management & Restoration” (Vol.18 No. 03) co-authored by Australian Conservation Coaches, practitioners and members of…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

MENTOR Fellows in Africa share how the Open Standards and Adaptive Management are helping them

Story from Anne Ntongho, WWF. In our January edition of CCNet News we shared a story about the Open Standards workshops financed by the USFWS within its MENTOR Fellow program,…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Open Standards Prompting Actions for Effective Conservation of Gabon’s largest Ramsar Site

Rebecca Djanivenda of the Organization Ecotouristique du lac Oguemoué, was trained in the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation through the MENTOR-Manatee Programme in Cameroon, funded by the USFWS.…
Coaches in Action
August 27, 2017

Adaptive Management in the TRIDOM landscape: Cameroon, Gabon and Congo Brazzaville

TRIDOM Landscape: Protected Areas Dja, Odzala & Minkebe Story from Anne Ntongho, WWF. Three African coaches - Gilles Etoga, Stephane le Duc and Anthelme Allam, facilitated a process to update…
Upcoming Events
August 27, 2017

Save the date for CCNet Rally 2018 in Australia!

Dear coaches and friends of the Conservation Coaches Network! Approximately every two years we come together to connect, share innovations, sharpen our skills, and uplift our spirits to support conservation practitioners…
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August 11, 2017

Training on Results-Based Management using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation: February 2018, Texas.

This workshop was scheduled for October 2017, but due to this year's storms in Texas, it will be postponed to next year. In this course participants will learn about the…
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March 22, 2017

Coach Training – Ashland, Oregon 21-26 May 2017

Ashland, Oregon, USA – May 21, 6 pm to May 26 noon 2017 – at Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center (http://buckhornsprings.org/) It looks like the next CCNet coach training in North…
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January 31, 2017

New Leadership in CCNet Mesoamerica

We are happy to announce that CCNet Mesoamerica has two new franchise leaders: Dave Kramer, Sr. Manager for Impact, Learning & Innovation, EcoLogic Development Fund. and     Yven Echeverría,…
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January 30, 2017

And the Winners of the 2016 CMP-CCNet Case Study Competition Are…

In 2016 The Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) jointly launched a competition for Adaptive Management Case Studies. We received 10 excellent entries. Our judges narrowed these…
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January 29, 2017

Miradi Work Planning Just Got Better—Version 4.4 Available!

Story from Caroline Stem, Foundations of Success                                                With Miradi 4.4 it is now easier than ever to take all the great strategic planning work you do in Miradi and turn…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

Incorporating Industry-standard Evaluation Criteria to Assess Projects in Central Africa

Story from Elizabeth O’Neill or Matt Muir, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Over the past 18 months, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Africa Regional Program has been applying…
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January 29, 2017

Getting Cultured: Updates to Human Wellbeing Guidance

Story from Caroline Stem, Foundations of Success In July 2016, the Conservation Measurement Partnership (CMP) released an update to the human wellbeing guidance (a companion to the Open Standards). This…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

Using Open Standards in Forest Landscape Restoration

Story from Gustavo Gatti and Anita Diederichsen, Conserve Brazil Conservation is a dynamic endeavor. Many times, our strategies need to include multiple approaches in order to reduce threats. That is the…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

“Mustering” Open Standards Coaches and Practitioners in Australia

Story from Natalie Holland, TNC-Australia This past summer in 2016, a “Muster” brought together coaches from around Australia to integrate the Open Standards further into the heart of the country’s…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

Training for Latin American WWF Staff

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF-Chile. During November 2016, WWF-Chile hosted a basic training on Program and Project Management Standards (a WWF adaptation of the Open Standards) for 14 representatives from seven…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

Open Standards for Public Protected Areas in Chile

Story from Irina Montenegro, WWF-Chile In November 2016, an introductory Open Standards workshop was held during the National Congress on Protected Public Areas in Chile. During the workshop, 30 park…
Reflections
January 29, 2017

Fire Management from Indigenous Peoples’ Perspectives

Story from Mary Huffman, The Nature Conservancy and The Fire Learning Network, and Margo Robbins, Yurok Tribe Native American people walk in two worlds: their ancestral tribal world and the contemporary…
Coaches in Action
January 29, 2017

Teaching Adaptive Management to MENTOR Fellows in Africa

Story from Anne Ntongho The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s MENTOR Fellowship programs play an important role in capacity development by providing high-level training and field experience to teams of…
General
January 29, 2017

CCNet Global 2015-2016 Accomplishments

Here we provide a summary of our achievements. The full overview can be downloaded here. Recruiting and Training Coaches In just the past year, CCNet hosted seven workshops in Canada,…
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January 27, 2017

Miradi User Group Webinars Provide Valuable Insights

Story from Annette Stewart, Bush Heritage Australia If you’re just starting to use Miradi, or have some insights to share, then jump on board the Miradi User Group.  We hold…
Coaches in Action
January 27, 2017

Announcing the CCNet Europe Association!

Story from Felix Cybulla, CCNet Europe coach and Nico Boenisch, Foundations of Success-Europe The CCNet Europe Franchise has grown constantly over the last few years. We started with a group…
Coaches in Action
January 27, 2017

Planning for Community Conservation Areas in Mexico

Story from Dave Kramer, EcoLogic Development Fund The Chinantla region in Northern Oaxaca, Mexico, forms part of the Sierra Norte mountain range. The region is a national conservation priority in Mexico…
Coaches in Action
January 27, 2017

Greening the Iron Curtain

Story from Anne Katrin Heinrichs, EuroNatur, and Felix Cybulla, CCNet Europe coach The European Green Belt Initiative hopes to ensure that the former border between eastern and western European countries remains…
Coaches in Action
January 26, 2017

How-To Guides for Applying Open Standards to USAID Biodiversity Projects

Story from Marco Flores Santiago and Amy Gambrill The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Forestry and Biodiversity’s Measuring Impact initiative is helping its missions use Open…
Coaches in Action
January 26, 2017

Assessing Project Management Skills among Conservationists

Story from Jane Hooper, WildTeam UK WildTeam UK had an article published in the Journal for Nature Conservation entitled "A rapid assessment of the current status of project management skills in…
Coaches in Action
January 26, 2017

Open Standards Training in the U.S.

Story from Quinn Shurtliff, Wastren Advantage, Inc. This past July 2016, a two-day Open Standards workshop was delivered as part of the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Madison,…
Coaches in Action
January 26, 2017

Healthy Country Planning Workshop in Australia

Story from Daniel Sprod, Conservation Management In November 27, 2016 students came together for a Healthy Country Planning workshop in Australia’s Northern Territory to understand how Traditional Owners’ cultural knowledge and…
Upcoming Events
November 25, 2016

Australia – Healthy Country Planning / Open Standards Training – January 2017

Registrations are open for a five-day Healthy Country Planning Open Standards Workshop in Australia at Bronte Park, Tasmania, from January 30th to February 3rd, 2017. Please see flyer here with…
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July 20, 2016

Guideline of the protected area management plan in Mongolian

This guideline of the protected area management plan in Mongolian follows the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. It was published by the Ministry of Green Development and Tourism…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Dutch Caribbean Islands Use Open Standards for Conservation Plan

Story from Jens Odinga, Saba Conservation Foundation St. Eustatius is located in the Dutch Caribbean. St. Eustatius is a small island that is part of the Caribbean Netherlands. Locally known…
Reflections
July 20, 2016

The Open Standards for Conservation Business Processes

Story from Annette Stewart, Bush Heritage Australia Last year, I was the lucky recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to study how other conservation organisations manage their work. I see the…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Pacific Islands Use Open Standards for Biodiversity Project

Participants at the Open Standards training in the Cook Islands. Story from Philippa Walsh, Director at Community Solutions, Australia. In March, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program commissioned…
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July 20, 2016

The Language of Conservation

Story from Nick Salafsky, Foundations of Success The fundamental basis of any science is having a common lexicon to describe the systems you are working with. In 2007, the Conservation…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Healthy Country Planning Provides Land Management Tools for Traditional Owners

Participants of the Healthy Country Planning training workshop in Derby. Photo by Frank Weisenberger. Story from Frank Weisenberger, CCNet Coach in Australia In northwestern Australia, Nyikina Mangala Traditional Owners are…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Aligning Conservation Goals and Actions in the Balkan Green Belt

Story from Felix Cybulla, Freelance Consultant, Global Change Management & Miradi Team The European Green Belt forms a unique network of protected areas and biotopes that stretch from the northernmost…
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July 20, 2016

Spread the use of Miradi and get a free Miradi subscription!

Over the last several years, volunteers have translated Miradi into different languages so that conservationists from around the world can use Miradi in their own language to plan, manage, and…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Building the Capacity of Coaches and Practitioners in Africa

Participants at the Open Standards workshop in Kenya discuss the details of a results chain and brainstorm strategies. Photo by Felix Cybulla. Stories from Nancy Chege (UNDP), Musa Cheruiyot (WWF-Africa), Elizabeth Ngoye…
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July 20, 2016

Webinar Recording – Adult Learning

Did a PowerPoint teach you to ride a bicycle? Why understanding adult learning principles is critical for teaching and facilitating the Open Standards On Monday 11 April 2016 at 3pm CEST,…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Closing the Loop: Adapting Conservation Plans

Story from Stuart Cowell, Conservation Management So, you have a plan--or are developing a plan--that you are using to guide your work. Or maybe you have a plan, but it needs…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Building Capacity of Coaches in North America

Story from John Morrison, World Wildlife Fund In January 2016, twenty new coaches participated in a coach training workshop in Colorado, USA. These new coaches are all from the United…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Using the Open Standards for Watershed Conservation

Participants in the Open Standards workshop try to build a Results Chain for an existing project. Photo by Sara Gottlieb. Story from Sara Gottlieb, TNC-Georgia, and George Schuler, TNC-New York. During…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Collaboration Instead of Conflict: The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Uses the Open Standards to Achieve Results

During an Open Standards field exercise, participants discuss shared values, threats, and strategies in the context of a recent wildfire. Photo by M. Huffman/TNC. Story from Mary Huffman, TNC, Fire…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Successful Second Round of “Students Teaching Students”

A student during a group work session explains conceptual model. Photo by Marion Tiemann. Story from Felix Cybulla, Independent Consultant and CCNet Coach in Europe For the second time now,…
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July 20, 2016

Miradi User Group Up and Running

Participants in a recent webinar learned how to use Miradi in Mongolian Protected Areas. Photo by Tuguldur Enkhtsetseg, TNC Mongolia. Story from Annette Stewart, Conservation Systems Adviser at Bush Heritage Australia…
Upcoming Events
July 20, 2016

CCNet Australia preparing for Regional Muster in August

CCNet colleagues in Australia will be rounding up the troops for a Regional Muster the week of August 1-5, 2016.  The plan for the week is as follows: Monday &…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Pilbara Stakeholders Unite in Conservation Planning

Participants at the Conservation Action Planning workshop. Story from Jo Webb, Rangelands Natural Resource Management, Western Australia. The next phase of the Pilbara Corridors’ Conservation Action Planning process is now underway. The…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Using the Open Standards to Analyze Uses of Biodiversity Resources

2016 biodiversity course participants. Photo by Juan Ricardo Gómez. Story from Juan Ricardo Gómez, CCNet coach in Colombia and professor at Javeriana University. At the Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia,…
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July 20, 2016

Changes in Franchise Leadership

CCNet Australia: We are happy to welcome Natalie Holland (Conservation Projects Manager, TNC) back as co-franchise lead. Natalie provides leadership in CCNet Australia together with Paul Koch (Lead Scientist and Planner from…
Coaches in Action
July 20, 2016

Organisational Planning with the Open Standards

Neds Corner Station, Trust for Nature's largest conservation reserve (30,000 hectares), which is in northwest Victoria. Photo by Shannon Reddaway. Story from Marnie Lassen, Trust for Nature, Australia Trust for…
Coaches in Action
June 27, 2016

Nevada Uses Online Workbook to Develop Freshwater Conservation Plan

Story from Greg Low, Applied Conservation. Nevada is the driest state in the U.S., but ranks 11th in species diversity, including over 150 endemic species that depend on freshwater ecosystems.…
Upcoming Events
June 14, 2016

CMP – CCNet Global Adaptive Management Case Study Competition – September 15, 2016 Deadline

The Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) are jointly launching a competition for Adaptive Management Case Studies: Are you managing a conservation project? Are you willing to share…
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November 9, 2015

Coaches Training, January 2016, Colorado, USA

This January 18-22, 2016 CCNet will be offering a new Coach Training Workshop in English for colleagues in North America, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The fundamental objective of the workshop…
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November 9, 2015

Open Standards training – January 2016,Tasmania, Australia

The Protected Area Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) is again offering this opportunity to conservation practitioners to learn and finesse their skills in the leading global management planning process: Open…
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July 28, 2015

First Webinar online by the TAM Network (Teaching Adaptive Management)!

The TAM Network tries to schedule informative webinars on experiences with teaching the Open Standards in academic settings. The first webinar by Dr. Heather Eves from Virginia Tech on Innovative…
Uncategorized
July 16, 2015

External Evaluation of CMP and CCNet

In 2014 the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) jointly chartered an external evaluation to find out the extent to which their collective efforts have contributed…
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June 5, 2015

Interested in joining the Miradi / Miradi Share User Group?

Miradi desktop software is now being used by organisations of all shapes and sizes around the world.  Miradi Share has recently been launched, adding web capabilities to help sharing and…

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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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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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To inquire about supporting CCNet or for general inquiries, please contact:

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