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Demonstrating Integrated Conservation Planning and Implementation for Habitat Management and Wildlife Protection in Mount Mantalingahan Protected Landscape

Honorable Mention Case Study Competition 2020 Authors: Randy Vinluan, USAID/Philippines Environment Office; Ernesto Guiang and Wilbur Dee, DAI Global/Philippines Protect Wildlife; Jeanne Tabangay, Conservation International Philippines Location: Southern Palawan, Philippines Various…

Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning is an adaptation of the Open Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations – typically with Indigenous communities. To better enable this, the language of the…

NatureServe Vista

NatureServe Vista is a robust conservation assessment and planning software. It is an extension to ArcGIS 10.x in continuous release since 2004. The tool’s functions fit well with the spatial…

Viability Worksheet (TNC 2003)

Description: This short technical guide by the TNC to assess the viability of targets was developed to help practitioners accurately document key environmental attributes, indicators and indicator ratings because of…

Conceptual Models (FOS 2009)

Description: This short guide was developed to help understand and use conceptual models to document a situation analysis more effectively. It predates integration of human wellbeing and climate change into…

Results Chain Guide (FOS 2007)

Description: This short guide was developed to help understand and use results chain more effectively. It predates integration of human wellbeing and climate change into the Open Standards. It is…

Goals (FOS 2013)

Description: This guide covers the very first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals, using the Sacramento River Basin as an example to illustrate points. It is…

Threat Ranking (FOS 2012)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this power-point presentation guides threat ranking, using the Swan wetlands as an example to illustrate points. It is vetted as excellent, but…

Monitoring Plan (WWF 2005)

Description: This guidance resource supports the implementation of the WWF Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management. Although lacking in examples to illustrate the steps involved in moving from results…

Situation Analysis (WWF 2006)

Description: This guidance resource supports the implementation of the WWF Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management. This guidance is very good, but it predates consideration of human wellbeing targets…

Threat Ranking (WWF 2007)

Description: This guidance resource supports the implementation of the WWF Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management. However, the coverage of stresses is a little short on examples, and it…

Conceptual Models (WWF 2005)

Description: This document is intended as a guidance resource to support the implementation of the WWF Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management. It is a very good resource, but…

Scope and Vision (WWF, 2006)

Description: This guidance document supports the implementation of the WWF Standards of Conservation Project and Programme Management. Some parts of the guidance are now dated.  It could use better detail…

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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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A library of vetted resources designed to help teams understand and effectively use the Conservation Standards. Includes guides, case studies, journal articles, and more.

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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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