Improving the practice of conservation

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The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) is a partnership of conservation-oriented NGOs, government agencies, and funders that works collectively to achieve greater impact in conservation. Each member organization has at least one individual representative, though CMP seeks to involve a broader range of member organization staff in our work.

If you wish to become a Member or to contact CMP generally, please use the general email:


Stephan Funk

Alexandra Stephania Castañeda Sepúlveda

Carlos Canales-Cerro

How to Join

CMP seeks to involve like-minded organizations from around the world. Membership in CMP requires meeting all of the following criteria:

  • Conservation of biodiversity is an important part of the mission of the institution;
  • The institution is committed to learning from and improving conservation actions;
  • The institution commits to open and shared learning with the other CMP members;
  • An experienced and capable staff member of each institution is designated by the institution’s senior management as a representative to CMP. Each institution must also designate one or more alternates, who are welcome to participate fully in CMP activities. (However, each member institution has only one vote in all CMP affairs.);
  • The institution supports regular and active participation of representatives in meetings and initiatives, contributes to general costs of CMP, and, where possible, allocates resources to host events.

Read CMP Charter to understand full benefits and obligations of membership.

To request membership, please send a letter of inquiry to

Support CMP

CMP is a partnership of conservation-oriented NGOs, government agencies, and funders that works collectively to achieve greater impact. We seek better ways to design, manage, and measure the impacts of our conservation actions so that we can learn and improve our efforts and contribute our learning to the broader evidence base.

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Download CS

The Conservation Standards is the product of inputs, field tests, and discussions among members of the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP), which has final editorial authority over the Conservation Standards. Substantial input was also provided by members of the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) and other CMP partners.

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Our Collaborators

Every organization, agency, project, and individual has its own preferred set of terms. There is no right answer – the most important thing is that the members of your project team and the people with whom you work have a clear and common understanding of whatever terms you choose to use.

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Resource Library

A library of vetted resources designed to help teams understand and effectively use the Conservation Standards. Includes guides, case studies, journal articles, and more.

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Contact CMP

To inquire about supporting The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) or for general inquiries, please contact us at

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