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 how to develop key CS products using a lighter approach. The Cookbook and associated products are part of CMP’s Lighter Conservation Standards Initiative, which seeks to answer long-standing community requests for lighter, more accessible ways to get involved with the Conservation Standards.

The full CS provides you with the best recipe for project management. However, teams don’t always have the time and resources needed, so this Cookbook shares some alternatives to help you with your cooking!

This is a work in progress, so keep checking back for updates!

Please also check out the Scenarios for Lighter CS Summary Spreadsheet, these Examples & Resources for Lighter Conservation Standards Approaches, and this overview video.

Citation: Foundations of Success. 2021. Lighter Approaches to the Conservation Standards: A Cookbook. Working Draft, Phase 1. Accessed [ADD DATE].