Climate-Smart Conservation Practice

This guidance is intended to support practitioners undertaking conservation planning in the face of the uncertainties created by climate change. It builds on the already widely used Conservation Measures Partnership’s...

Conservation Standards applied to Ecosystem-based Adaptation

A Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) working group on climate adaptation, that includes representatives from Foundations of Success (FOS) and World Wildlife Fund, recently had the opportunity to work with colleagues...

Salt Marsh Bird Conservation Plan for the Atlantic Coast (2019)

Extending along the entire north American east coast, this very comprehensive yet targeted plan seeks to coordinate action to conserve salt marsh-dependant birds.  It is a great example of large-scale...

Classification of key ecological attributes and stresses of biodiversity (Schick et al, 2019)

This paper provides a comprehensive hierarchy of key ecological attributes and stresses to match the IUCN standard threats classification. This classification may help with describing and understanding both the natural...

Classification of Climate-Change-Induced Stresses on Biological Diversity (Geyer et al, 2011)

This paper presents a hierarchical classification for climate-change-related stresses to biological diversity used in Step 1 of the Conservation Standards. It is very comprehensive, an excellent academic paper which may...

Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation (CMP, 2019)

Political risk and uncertainty are increasing around the world To be effective, conservation organizations need to manage both risks and opportunities due to political uncertainty. This brief paper overviews tools...