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 group brought together leading experts to explicitly incorporate principles of evidence-based conservation…

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 was a fantastic opportunity to bring CMP members together to…

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 practitioners (especially those who are just beginning to use the…

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 update is based on feedback from conservationists, including several CCNet…

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 Open Standards as a useful approach to designing and implementing…