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September 20, 2020

Guidance on Applying the Conservation Standards to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

Story from Marcia Brown (FOS/CCNet Global), John Morrison (WWF/CCNet Global), Tobias Garstecki (Independent Consultant), Adrienne Marvin (FOS), Nicolas Boenisch (FOS Europe/CCNet Europe)  A Conservation Measures Partnership working group, which includes representatives from Foundations of Success and World Wildlife Fund, recently had the opportunity to work with…
Resources
September 20, 2020

Thinking and Working Politically When Practicing the Conservation Standards at USAID

Story from Kelsey Schueler (Environmental Incentives), Heidi Schuttenberg (USAID) and Jeff Stark.    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…
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…
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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…
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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…

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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:

John Morrison - CCNet Global Coordinator john.morrison@wwfus.org
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