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 overwhelmingly drive the loss of biodiversity, this guide is based…

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 colleagues at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH in Central…

Healthy Country Planning – tools to support the process

These tools to support a Healthy Country Planning process were updated in September 2020 by Frank Weisenberger. A special thanks to Nathalie Holland, Stuart Cowell, Andre Grant, Luke Preece and David Hinchley for providing input and feedback. Changes include: New tool:…

Healthy Country Planning Brochure – March 2019

This is a two-page summary on Healthy Country Planning. Healthy Country Planning (HCP) is an adaptation of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, which draws on the collective experience of adaptive managers and robust strategic planning approaches from…

Open Standards v3.0 now available in French!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of CCNet coach Lauriane Besse Streit –  the Open Standards (v3.0) have been translated into French. Lisa Paix and Damien Cohez from La Tour du Valat in France reviewed the translation, for which the conservation…

Open Standards V3.0 now available in Portuguese!

With help from the Conservation Measures Partnership, CCNet coach Gustavo Gatti has translated the Open Standards (v3.0, 2103) into Portuguese. This has been an arduous labor of love, but the result is a fabulous translation into the third language (English…