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Conservation Standards Trainings

More Information on Courses

Click the cards below for more information on upcoming trainings.

We source our information on these trainings from our CMP members and CCNet coaches. If you know of a basic Conservation Standards training open to the public (either in-person or virtual), please fill out this form to include it (or contact:

More information about training for conservation coaches.

Conservation Standards Overview Training PowerPoints

CMP and CCNet members have updated the basic presentations supporting the Conservation Standards Steps 1-2. These presentations use high-quality photographs and reduced text on slides, and they include detailed presenters’ notes. As new presentations are developed, they will be added to the site.

If you have any feedback, suggestions, or corrections for us on any slide(s) or presentation(s) we would love to hear it – please use this feedback form.

You can find all current CS Training PowerPoints in the Resource Library, and hyperlinked below.

English Presentations Folder

French Presentations Folder

Coaching and Help

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Coaches: Support for the use of the Conservation Standards is available from organizations, individual consultants, and coaches affiliated with the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet). CCNet, a close partner of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), aims to foster an engaged cadre of coaches on every continent to support teams working to protect the most important places and solve the most challenging issues for their regions.

Global Forum: If you have specific questions related to the Conservation Standards or about using good conservation practices more broadly, you can share them with and learn from a global community via CCNet’s listserv. Request to join CCNet’s listserv.

Software Solutions: Miradi desktop software and Miradi Share online collaboration platform support practitioners who use the Conservation Standards. This helps teams document evidence, develop models, prioritize and make decisions, store data, and record progress over time. Miradi has helped to create a visual language that facilitates communication among practitioners. Miradi Share supports team collaboration and cross-project and -organizational learning.

User Forum

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If you have specific questions related to the Conservation Standards or about conservation practices more broadly, you can share them with and learn from our global community via the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) listserv. Request to join CCNet’s listserv.

For a complete walkthrough on how to use the Listserv and how to set it up, we invite you to download the presentation. It is really easy and gives you a good overview on the possibilities it offers and the groundrules of usage.

Download CS

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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Resource Library

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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Support CS

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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Our Collaborators

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

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