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 who belong to the river.” Since the arrival of European…

Transitioning to the Conservation Standards at Zoos Victoria

Story from Frank Weisenberger (Frank Weisenberger Consulting) and Katherine Selwood (Zoos Victoria)    In July and August 2019, staff from Zoos Victoria’s Wildlife and Conservation Science team and partner agencies participated in a workshop to explore applying the Open Standards…

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 do not adequately consider social and cultural impacts. A recent…

New CCNet Coach Trainings in 2020

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 Standards, with the opportunity or the mandate to lead conservation…