Case Study Protected Area Management: Institutionalising the Conservation Standards in a Parastatal, South Africa

CapeNature, the conservation authority for the Western Cape Province, South Africa, initiated a process in 2017 to strengthen adaptive management of the protected areas under its management.  Management plans strive...

Standardized Classification of Threats to Biodiversity: Definitions for Quebec’s Conservation Data Centre (CDC) v1.0

Collaboratively developed by partners from Quebec, Canada and beyond, this resource builds off of CMP’s threats classification to provide a more detailed, third-level classification, and will provide several benefits :...

Global Environment & Development Agendas: An Integrated Strategy for Conservation

This report, a product of CMP’s Collaborative Learning Initiative, provides an overview of Global Environment and Development Agendas: Strategies for Conservation. It includes the defining characteristics of this strategy, a...

Does external financing influence national commitments to biodiversity conservation?

This report, a product of CMP’s Collaborative Learning Initiative, highlights the collaboration between Duke University and the CMP to research the issue of how different models of protected area (PA)...

Does the use of the Conservation Standards result in proposal funding success? (Making the business case for the Conservation Standards)

This report, a product of CMP’s Collaborative Learning Initiative, represents the first comprehensive attempt to systematically and rigorously assess the effects of the CS on funding success. Nonetheless, we faced...

Holistic Approach for Healthy and Resilient Social-ecological Systems

This report, a product of CMP’s Collaborative Learning Initiative, describes the rationale for and conditions that warrant a holistic approach to conservation efforts. Through a very ambitious and rapid-fire effort,...

Conservation Standards Overview Training PowerPoints (formatted for CS v. 4.0)

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’...