Vote for the 2020 Case Studies – Learn from Your Colleagues!


We had a very strong group of entries for the 2020 Conservation Case Study Competition!

Our panel of judges have narrowed the case studies down to the top 5 that best meet the outlined criteria. Now, we need your help to select the top 3. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from others around the world who are using the Conservation Standards!

Please read through the entries below and share input on the voting form for the judges to consider in their final selection. Each case study is available in English and Spanish.

  1. TRAFFIC – Reducing Opportunities for Unlawful Transport of Endangered Species (ROUTES) English/ Español
  2. CONAF – Sistema Nacional de Áreas Silvestres Protegidas del Estado de Chile (SNASPE) English/ Español
  3. DAI/USAID – Habitat Management and Wildlife Protection in Mount Mantalingahan, Philippines English/ Español
  4. EWT/ICF – Partnership Adoption of the Conservation Standards English/ Español
  5. CONAF – La palma chilena: Think to learn, learn to know, know to adapt, adapt to win English/ Español

Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020 (9 pm Eastern US time)

Criteria to Consider:

  • Relevance – Clearly illustrates good use of multiple steps in the Conservation (Open) Standards cycle. At a minimum, it should include an explanation of its “theory of change”
  • Setting the scene – Provides a succinct description of both the case study situation and the adaptive management/ evidence work that was undertaken
  • Well-presented – Describes the case study in a concise, easy-to-understand narrative in both the template description and the web-shareable overview
  • Compelling lessons learned – Readily identifies compelling lessons that would be valuable to others. Clearly states how others could apply these lessons.