Direct Threats Classification (V1.0)

Click here for Direct Threats Classification (v2.0)  Following is Direct Threats (V1.0) How Do We Define “Direct Threats”? Direct threats are the proximate human activities or processes that have caused, are causing, or may cause the destruction, degradation, and/or impairment…

Conservation Actions Classification (V1.0)

Click for the current Version 2.0 of the Conservation Actions Classification  The following classification is Version 1.0 How Do We Define “Actions”? Conservation Actions are interventions undertaken by project staff or partners designed to reach the project’s objectives and ultimate…

Healthy Country Planning

Healthy Country Planning is an adaptation of the Open Standards developed for use in participative and cross-cultural situations – typically with Indigenous communities. To better enable this, the language of the OS has been translated into simpler terms, a colour coding…

Climate-smart Open Standards

This series of 4 webinar recordings by Marcia Brown (FOS) and John Morrison (WWF) provides an overview of the Climate-Smart Open Standards.  Another good base resource is the National Wildlife Federation’s Climate-Smart Conservation. Briefly, several adjustments to the Open Standards…

Glossary of OS terms translated to Lao

The ongoing Integrated Conservation of Biodiversity and Forests project in Laos has been translating and tailoring OS materials for local use. Two key elements of this are Lao translations of: the Glossary of Terms the ‘Steps flowchart’ that has been…

Conservation Business Process Model (Stewart 2017)

This is a great resource for M&E staff or other “integrators” in small to medium-sized organizations that are playing a support role to projects and programs. It provides them with an understanding of how to improve workflows across their organizations,…

Conservation by Design 2.0 Guidance Document (V1.0)

TNC presents this guidance as an evolution in the conservation approach of the Conservancy and the Open Standards more generally. It is centered on four topics: 1) explicit consideration of linkages between people and nature, 2) design interventions focused on…

WWF Programme Standards: Step 2 – Design

Description: This module was developed as part of an online learning experience to help WWF partners and staff learn how to apply Step 2 (Design) of WWF’s Standards for Conservation Project and Programme Management (WWF Programme Standards or PPMS). These…

Online Open Standards Curriculum

Description: ConservationTraining is an open and free learning community that offers conservation-based training materials.  With over 25,000 users from over 200 countries enrolled, its mission is to share training with conservation colleagues across the world. Planning Conservation Projects & Programs…

Conservation Action Planning Handbook

Description: This handbook, tailored to The Nature Conservancy’s use, is one of the earliest manuals developed for implementing the Open Standards. The handbook is designed as a detailed “toolbox” to help you explore and apply the Open Standards step-by-step. It…