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General News
March 13, 2024

Joint CCNet/CMP Rally in Chile March 2025!

Dear members and friends of the Conservation Coaches Network and the Conservation Measures Partnership, Approximately every two years we come together to connect, share innovations, sharpen our skills, and uplift…
General NewsPast CS Training
January 27, 2023

Highly Interactive Course on Using the Conservation Standards for Conservation Planning (March 2023)

The Center for Wildlife Studies will be offering a course on how to use the Conservation Standards to write highly effective conservation plans. Please note that the early bird discount…
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April 1, 2021

Special issue in Sustainability on “Human Dimensions of Conservation Research and Practice”

Announcing a Special Issue in journal Sustainability on "Human Dimensions of Conservation Research and Practice"! This special issue will feature case studies of localised initiatives in which have substantially integrated human well-being…
General News
February 22, 2021

CMP-Moore Collaborative Learning Initiatives: Mini-Webinar Series!

Funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the CMP-Moore Collaborative Learning Initiatives aim to distill existing knowledge and develop guiding principles around key topics by harnessing the collective knowledge…
General News
June 15, 2020

CMP Stands against Racism and Discrimination

CMP is a community of conservation-oriented NGOs, government agencies, funders, and private businesses that work collectively to guide conservation around the world. We recognize that racism and discrimination have no…
General News
March 23, 2020

2020 Conservation Case Study Competition

Earn a travel award while helping others learn from your conservation work! This competition seeks to promote cross-organizational, cross-project, and cross-coach/practitioner learning about good conservation practices. Submit your entry! Follow these instructions to…
General News
February 27, 2020

Version 4.0 of the Conservation Standards Is Here!

CMP is pleased to release version 4.0 of the Conservation Standards for the Practice of Conservation! This version of the Conservation Standards (our new shorthand name) is the culmination of…
General News
December 7, 2019

A Fresh Take on Your Essential Conservation Tools!

You asked for a fresh and collaborative way to design and manage your conservation work, and the Miradi Team listened. They paired with usability experts to update Miradi and created…
General News
January 15, 2018

Second Global Adaptive Management Case Study Competition

Help others learn from your conservation work and improve their conservation efforts! And earn a travel award while you are at it! This competition seeks to collect and share cases…
Open Standards language
July 30, 2017

CMP turns Portuguese and French – at the same time!

The CMP has been helping translation of the Open Standards into a range of languages where the Open Standards are used around the world. With the help of people like…
General News
July 18, 2017

Tusk USA joins CMP

Since its founding in 1990, Tusk has taken an integrated approach to conservation, working hand in hand with local communities and combining the protection of wildlife with the management and…
General News
July 18, 2017

Science Serving Nature – Knowledge from NatureServe Making a Difference

NatureServe has recently joined forces with over 30 other organizations in the Conservation Measures Partnership to promote innovation in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of conservation efforts, serving as…
General News
November 30, 2016

Vote for Case Studies! Learn from Your Colleagues!

Our judges have narrowed down 5 cases that best meet the criteria outlined in the Open Standards Case Study Competition. Now, we need your help to select the top 3.…
General News
September 7, 2016

CMP-CCNet Case Study Competition – Deadline Coming Up!

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…
General News
May 13, 2016

International Crane Foundation joins CMP

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) brings to 30 the number of organizations across the planet to be part of the Conservation Measures Partnership. A couple of years ago, ICF started…
General News
February 19, 2016

Nature Conservancy of Canada joins CMP

Interactive map of NCC’s Annual Report Our 28th valued member, Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has joined the ever-growing band of innovative organizations around the globe working to improve and…
General News
July 27, 2015

CMP-CCNet Evaluation Results Available

In 2014, the Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) and the Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet) jointly chartered an external evaluation to find out the extent to which their collective efforts have contributed…
General News
May 12, 2015

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…
General News
October 22, 2014

Members’ Meeting Materials Now Available

CMP's Members' Meeting, held October 6-8, 2014 in Washington, DC, proved to be a great opportunity for members to interact directly, share innovations, and collaborate. Lots of new and exciting…
General News
October 2, 2014

Symposium: Using the Open Standards to Improve Government Performance

Wednesday Oct 8, 3-5 PM (plus happy hour reception) at WWF Office, 1250 24th St NW, Washington DC 2003 Is your agency interested in or struggling with: Defending conservation budget…

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