Graduate and Professional Training Course
Adaptive Management for Conservation Success
June 10-21, 2013
A few spots remaining—please apply by now!
Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program
At the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA, USA
Adaptive Management for Conservation Success is taught in partnership with Foundations of Success (FOS). Participants use the CMP’s Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (www.conservationmeasures.org) and Miradi adaptive management software to explore how conservation projects can be planned and designed to advance towards their goals in an organized and efficient manner. The techniques taught are applicable to a range of conservation issues and are readily adapted to course participants’ own work. Working in teams on a real conservation project, participants practice conceptualizing projects, formulating objectives and providing evidence of conservation results. Structuring the training course (including the daily lecture/discussion sessions) around these team projects provides a realistic view of the intricacies of conservation endeavors. For 2013, prospective projects include black rhino conservation in Kenya and biodiversity and community development in the Peruvian Amazon.