In order to achieve our conservation goals, the conservation community must determine the extent to which our actions are working – and we must be able to diagnose why some actions succeed while others do not. The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) has created the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (Conservation Standards hereafter) to bring together common concepts, approaches, and terminology in conservation project and program design, management, and monitoring in order to help improve the practice of conservation.
Planning for Conservation: Using the Conservation Standards provides detailed guidance on Steps 1 and 2 of the Conservation Standards, which focus on assessing the situation and planning conservation projects and programs.
This is an online, self-paced course. To learn more about the course, and to enroll, visit this link.