Presenter: Dr Kate Fitzherbert, Bush Heritage
Adequate planning, managing and monitoring is vital to the success of conservation projects, ensuring that we can learn and adapt our work as we go. Introduced by Dr Kate Fitzherbert (Bush Heritage), The Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation is a framework that allows biodiversity managers to define and prioritise their objectives, conduct their work and report on their projects in a consistent, translatable way.
Kate outlined the five key steps of the Open Standards process, which provide a useful framework for managers to follow to ensure their projects are delivering the desired results, and to maintain knowledge of projects over time. It is a framework that has been applied successfully to conservation projects across the globe.