From across the world we share case studies from teams applying the Open Standards: their successes, challenges, and lessons learned. This is an evolving section to our website – we appreciate your patience as we work to populate it.

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USAID – Honorable Mention 2018 Case Study Competition

The USAID initiative – Learning Group Explores the Effectiveness of Enterprises as a Conservation Strategy, received an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Case Study competition. The team working within USAID developed a Conservation Enterprise Learning Agenda that defines a theory…

Bat Conservation International – Honorable Mention 2018 Case Study Competition

From Great Conversation to Great Conservation, the Bat Conservation International entry gained an Honorable Mention in the 2018 Case Study Competition. Key Lessons learned by Bat Conservation International were that they benefited from the OS by: Providing a rapid transition…

Yourka Reserve: 3rd Place in 2018 Case Study Competition

Bush Heritage Australia, with their Yourka Reserve – A Unique Tropical Savanna Ecosystem came third in the 2018 Case Study Competition. Key lessons gleaned in this case study were: Don’t let lack of knowledge impede action – focus initially on threat…

Proyecto Titi: 2nd Place in 2018 Case Study Competition

Using an Adaptive Management Approach to Expand Efforts to Save Cotton-top Tamarins in Northwest Colombia, by Proycto Titi won second place in the 2018 Case Study Competition. Key lessons arising from the case study were: Good adaptive management was shown…

The Road Traveled in Chile: Winner Case Study Competition 2018

The inspiring Road Traveled in Chile:Lessons and Challenges in Strengthening Adaptive Management in a National System of Protected Areas won the 2018 Case Study Competition handsomely. Click here for the entry showing how the National Forestry Corporation (CONAF): Used the Open…

2016 Adaptive Management Case Study Competition

Thank you to all those who shared your great stories about adaptive management in practice!  You have provided a great opportunity to learn from others around the world who are using the Open Standards! Judging Our judges narrowed down 5 cases…

Spinifex Healthy Country Plan Review

In the southeastern corner of Western Australia, the Spinifex Rangers have reviewed their progress and overall plan for the third time, adjusting of the objectives, indicators, and activities contained in the plan as needed. Developed in 2015, the Spinifex Healthy…