The Conservation Measures Partnership

Measures Summit 2011

Background

Over the past few years, there have been advances in measuring the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation projects, programs, and organizations. There is still, however, a major gap between the rhetoric of organizations, including funders, around the desirability of measuring conservation effectiveness, versus the reality of actually adopting and implementing specific and transparent systems that allow us to improve our collective work.

Overview of 2011 Measures Summit

In May 2010, over 80 high-level representatives of some of the world’s leading conservation organizations and environmental funders came together in Palo Alto California to establish a Community of Practice dedicated to promoting better Results-Based Management (RBM) in Conservation. We shared lessons and experiences, signed a consensus statement outlining our collective aims and aspirations, and launched several initiatives designed to further the shared objectives and work of this community, with the ultimate aim of improving the practice and the results of conservation. At this next meeting of this community of practice, in November 2011, we will seek to answer the following questions:

  1. How much progress have we made individually and collectively since the 2010 Summit towards the aims and aspirations of our consensus statement?
  2. What are the key factors supporting or impeding achievement of these aims and aspirations?
  3. What will  we do together going forward to maintain forward momentum and overcome remaining barriers?

Summit Background Materials

2010 Consensus Statement – Summit participants endorsed this joint statement of vision and key actions to advance results based management in conservation. (589 kb pdf - new version with logos of latest groups to sign on!)

2010 Survey of Current Practice – Summit participants conducted a survey of current results-based management practices in the conservation community.  (New - 1721 kb docx)

Proposed Agenda – Click here for the most recent agenda.  (Google Doc)

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