Conservation Audit Tool and Guidance (CMP 2018)

Use this Conservation audit tool to analyze strengths and weaknesses in conservation programs against the Open Standards and define what changes are needed to adapt management for better outcomes. Developed and refined for CMP by Elizabeth O’Neill and Sheila O’Connor,…

Workplans and Budgets (WWF 2007)

Description: This is a good overview of work planning and budgeting in general. However, it is a bit dated and could use more explicit text to tie it to results chains and earlier steps in the OS process. The examples…

CAP Excel workbooks

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a well-spring of the Open Standards, and was codified in an online CAP Excel workbook. Here we give access to both the original and an updated version of the CAP Excel workbook, which can now…

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 aspects of the Open Standards and it works well in…

Miradi Adaptive Management Software

Miradi – a Swahili word meaning “project” or “goal” – is a user-friendly program that allows nature conservation practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects to more effectively meet their conservation goals. With over 10,000 users worldwide,…

Threats and Actions Classifications (v2.0)

Actions Classification (V 2.0) Threats Classification (V 2.0) A key foundation of any science is a common nomenclature that practitioners can use to describe—in a mutually intelligible way—the problems they are facing and the solutions they are using. For example, if a…