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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Yourka Reserve: protected area planning and management

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 excellent protected area case study were: Don’t let lack of knowledge impede action – focus…

Proyecto Titi: adapting a species recovery plan as circumstances change

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: adopting the Open Standards at an organizational level

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…

Using results chains to foster understanding

Ever wonder what happens in the intertidal zone – that area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide? As it turns out, lots happens! And lots of people use and benefit directly or indirectly…

Gondwana Link: lessons learnt from a global biodiversity hotspot

Bush Heritage Australia has been involved in the Gondwana Link connectivity project in the south west Western Australian biodiversity hotspot for 14 years. Over this time the management plan has cycled through a major adaptation based on implementation results. This…