Understanding the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation

Stuart Cowell – Conservation Management

Stuart manages healthy country plan (HCP) and conservation action plan (CAP) training, development, strategic planning and facilitation at Conservation Management. He has over 25-yrs experience working in various natural resources sectors nationally and internationally, in both the public and private sectors.

Stuart is an active practitioner, trainer and facilitator in Healthy Country Planning and the application of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation.

Conservation Management provides support and training for all aspects of biodiversity conservation management – planning, implementation, adaptation and reporting. They work with indigenous communities, philanthropic organisations, companies and government agencies across Australia.

Target audience:

  • People who are influencing decisions and/or decision-makers about where and how conservation dollars will be spent.
  • People who are managing conservation projects and programs.

Workshop activities:

This session introduced a case study using the tools and processes of the Open Standards outlined by speakers at the Forum. Participants worked on several aspects of a case study using one of the key tools – result chains – to test possible strategies, identify actions, prioritise monitoring and explore adaptation.

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