Conservation audit tool ready for use

This Conservation audit tool is designed to assess and evaluate conservation programs against industry standard best design to help the audited project adopt better adaptive management. Developed and refined for CMP by Elizabeth O’Neill and Sheila O’Connor, it is based…

Open Standards v3.0 now available in Persian

The Open Standards (v3.0) is now available in Persian and have now been translated into ten languages for practitioners across the globe. A big shout out to Banafshe Razzaghi for the Persian (Farsi) translation and to CMP for financial support…

Open Standards v3.0 now available in Albanian!

Thanks to Ermelinda Mahmutaj and the financial support of the Conservation Measures Partnership, the Open Standards (v3.0) have been translated into Albanian. The Albanian translation can be downloaded here.

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…

Version 3 of the Open Standards now in Spanish

Thanks go to Armando Valdés-Velásquez and Arianna Basto-Eyzaguirre for translating the Version 3 update of the Open Standards to Spanish. Thanks also to CMP for funding this work. This translation can be downloaded here.

Open Standards v3.0 now translated into Albanian

Albanian is the 8th language that the Open Standards have been translated into, representing a fantastic spread of knowledge and shared passion for conservation. A huge thank you goes to Ermelinda Mahmutaj and her team who completed this giant task.…

New USAID Biodiversity Programming How-To Guides

The USAID E3/Forestry and Biodiversity Office has released three USAID Biodiversity Programming How-To Guides: 1) Developing Situation Models; 2) Using Results Chains to Depict Theories of Change; and 3) Defining Outcomes and Indicators for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning. These How-To Guides provide in-depth…

Human Wellbeing Guidance Version 2.0 Available!

Members of CMP’s Human Wellbeing Working Group are pleased to share an update version of CMP’s human wellbeing guidance! This update is based on 3.5 years of applying the concepts from Version 1.0 across dozens of projects spanning a wide…

Conservation by Design 2.0

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has released a set of three documents detailing their latest version of the Open Standards: Conservation by Design 2.0. It comprises the core document Conservation by Design 20th Anniversary Edition, with the CbD 2.0 Guidance Document…

OS v 2.0 now available in Ukrainian

Many thanks to Yaroslav Dovhanych from the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve (Ukraine) for this translation. In 2010 the Open Standards methodology and software Miradi was used in a joint project with German colleagues from the University for Sustainable Development (Eberswalde). Yaroslav…