2018 Case Study Competition Winners!

The drum roll still echoes around the room.  Hushed, expectant faces turn to the speaker: “and the winner is…. The Road Traveled in Chile:  Lessons and Challenges in Strengthening Adaptive Management in a National System of Protected Areas.” Drawn from…

Open Standards 3.0 now available in Russian

Thanks to Stella Mercurio for the translation and Tohir Pallaev for the final design, the Open Standards 3.0 in Russian is now available.  This is the sixth language for the OS across the globe! Thanks also go to the Conservation…

Forum to share learning of OS in Laos

Delegates from government, NGOs, funding bodies and private firms shared their learning about implementing the Opens Standards in six different protected areas in Laos, April 2018. Organized by the five year German-funded project, ‘Integrating Conservation and Biodiversity in Forests’, this…

Theory of change: study of successful use in Laos

A theory of change that direct incentives to villages and others can reduce the threat of wildlife hunting and increase the populations of wildlife was tested over four years in Laos. The study provided evidence that the approach taken was…

Survey to update OS

Please take 5 minutes of your time to fill out this very short survey to give your input on what key topics you would like to see addressed in version 4.0 of the Open Standards. A group of CMP and…

Powerful study results

For folks looking to make big differences in their organizations and the planet, Annette Stewart’s Fulbright scholarship results are required reading. In Annette’s Toolkit, she lays out how the Open Standards can prime organizations to access the serious financial resources…