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…

CAP Excel workbooks

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a well-spring of the Open Standards, and was codified in an online CAP Excel workbook. Here we give access to both the original and an updated version of the CAP Excel workbook, which can now…

NatureServe Vista

NatureServe Vista is a robust conservation assessment and planning software. It is an extension to ArcGIS 10.x in continuous release since 2004. The tool’s functions fit well with the spatial aspects of the Open Standards and it works well in…

Results Chains (FOS 2014)

Description: This guide covers how to use results chains to test your assumptions of how your strategies are intended to change the situation.  This is also known as theory of change.  It uses shooting jaguars to protect cattle as an…

Goals and Strategies (FOS 2008)

Description: Part of the FOS Adaptive Management course, this guides the first step in developing a formal action plan – defining goals and strategies, using a marine example to illustrate points. Also included here is the breakout instructions for this…

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…

WWF Programme Standards: Step 1 – Define

Description: . This module was developed as part of an online learning experience to help WWF partners and staff learn how to apply Step 1 – Define of WWF’s Standards for Conservation Project and Programme Management (WWF Programme Standards or…

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…

Conservation Actions and Measures Library

The Conservation Actions and Measures Library (CAML) is an open-source library of Miradi results chains for the most common conservation actions. CAML is based on the idea that we can be more efficient and effective by learning from one another.…