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Vote for Open Standards Case Studies! Learn from Your Colleagues!

CMP and CCNet judges have narrowed down 5 cases for the Open Standards Case Study Competition. Now, they need help from the conservation community to select the top 3. This is a great opportunity to learn from others around the world who are using the Open Standards! (Each case is only 2-5 pages). Click here to learn more and vote!

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Version 2.0 of Threats and Actions Classification Available

CMP members have officially approved an updated version of its Threats and Actions Classifications!

Published in 2008 in Conservation Biology, the IUCN-CMP Threat and Action Classifications (Version 1.0) have been used to classify tens of thousands of species, projects, and sites. These classifications have provided a much-needed framework to classify conservation threats and actions using a common language – thus, setting the foundation for sharing experiences and learning from one another.

As useful as Version 1.0 has been, practice revealed gaps and areas needing clarification and improvement. Version 2.0 incorporates experiences from several organizations and individuals using the classifications across hundreds of projects.

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CMP-CCNet Case Study Competition – Deadline Extended to 15 Sept!

The Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) are jointly launching a competition for Adaptive Management Case Studies:

  • Are you managing a conservation project?
  • Are you willing to share your lessons learned with your peers around the world?
  • Do you want to win fabulous prizes?
  • Are you looking for everlasting fame and glory?

If you answered yes to these questions, then you should enter the CMP – CCNet Global Adaptive Management Case Study Competition.

What: We are looking to gather and share good examples of adaptive management practice across the conservation community. To this end, we are asking folks around the world to send us their case studies.

Fabulous Prizes: As incentives, the top-rated entry will receive a travel grant of US $2000 and two runners up will receive travel grants of US $500 each. All reasonable entries will be posted on our web-sites and the top 10 rated entries will be featured on in CMP & CCNet materials (hence the everlasting fame and glory) and will also receive a 1-year Miradi Software subscription.

How to Enter: Submit a 2-3 page description of your case study and a link to a succinct web-page, video, Google document, PDF file, or other web-shareable overview describing the case study to conservation practitioners. Click here for detailed instructions and the template form. To be eligible for prizes, entries must be received by 15 September 2016.

Please share this announcement widely with friends and colleagues.

Address questions to info@conservationmeasures.org.

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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 range of countries and cultures. It draws on feedback from those in the OS community who have used the guidance, as well as those who have used variations of these concepts over the past two decades. Some updates include more details on how to address cultural elements (including an appendix with variations on the standard guidance) and examples of how displaying human wellbeing components may resonate with different audiences. Click here to see Version 2.0.

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Beta Versions of the IUCN-CMP Threats and Actions Classifications Available!

Members of a cross-institutional working group have drafted a “beta” 2.0 version of the threats and actions classification system.  Check them out here and provide comments and feedback through August 31, 2015!

Published in 2008 in Conservation Biology, the IUCN-CMP Threat and Action Classifications have been used to classify tens of thousands of species, projects, and sites. These classifications have provided a much-needed framework to classify conservation threats and actions using a common language – thus, setting the foundation for sharing experiences and learning from one another.

After six years of use across the conservation community, we have learned the strengths and gaps of the existing system and are now in a position to practice what we preach – adapt and improve based on what we learned. The beta versions, which incorporate experiences from several organizations and hundreds of projects, are available for public comment through August 31, 2015.  Before commenting, please read instructions for commenting.

Thank you for your input!

CMP Members

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