Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is an expanding field of study focused on how the conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of ecosystems can address socio-environmental problems, such as invasive species and climate…
This page includes “how-to” guidance and training materials designed to help teams implement the Open Standards (e.g., training manuals and presentations). Note that we also provide a list of tools which serve as important resource but which do not provide step-by-step guidance.
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Parks Canada Conservation Standards Modules
Parks Canada developed these modules to provide staff accessible, self-paced training materials for Steps 1 (Assess) and 2 (Plan) of the Conservation Standards, as well as a set of reference materials.…
Conservation Standards Adoption – A Change Management Strategy (2021)
An expected result of CMP’s 2017-22 Strategic plan is that “Key Organizations Try & Adopt good conservation practices”, which involves having key individuals successfully pilot the Conservation Standards (CS) within…
Conservation Standards Effectiveness and Impact Learning Initiative (2021)
Although there is a broad assumption that using an adaptive management framework in conservation leads to improved conservation efficiency, effectiveness, and impact, there is little robust and consolidated evidence supporting…
Climate-Smart Conservation Practice Case Studies (2021)
Over the last few years, as the CMP Climate Guidance Working Group has developed Climate-Smart Conservation Practice, a few organizations in the Conservation Standards community have applied different parts of…
MPA Network Design and Management: Framework and Guidance (2021)
The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management and FOS Europe have developed a framework and a 10-step method for tackling the big challenges in marine conservation. The framework contains definitions,…
Lighter Conservation Standards Cookbook (2021)
This draft “Cookbook” provides a series of “recipes” for “lighter” Conservation Standards (CS) approaches to different scenarios that teams typically encounter. The recipes link to tipsheets that offer practical ideas for…
The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.
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The biodiversity conservation community is tackling large, complex, and urgent environmental problems where the stakes are high. However, we don’t have a fully functional system to assess the effectiveness of our actions. Without more rigorous measurement of effectiveness and disciplined recording of our efforts, we cannot know or demonstrate that we are achieving desired results.
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Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.
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To inquire about supporting Conservation Standards (CS) or for general inquiries, please contact us at CMPinfo@ConservationMeasures.org
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