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 Open Standards short course at the 2018 North American Congress…

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 college students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. As the first-ever…

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 organize an Open Standards workshop for 23 participants from government…

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 and recognised those whose initiatives set encouraging examples for others to…

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 Open Standards. Financed by the United States Fish and Wildlife…

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, prior to the 2018 Coaches Rally. Using the Health Country…