About the Competition
CMP and CCNet are keen to identify and share excellence in good conservation practice (including adaptive management and evidence-based conservation). This competition aims to collect and share a range of case studies to promote cross-organizational, cross-project, and cross-coach/practitioner learning about good conservation practice.
They are looking for case studies that describe what was done and that provide clear lessons and advice to others on what it means to practice good adaptive management and/or evidence-based approaches using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation or a similar approach. Stories or cases that describe learning from “failure” are as valued as those about success.
The judging panel will be made up of at least 6 members – a combination of CMP, CCNet, and potentially external individuals. This initial panel will curate the entries and select up to 10 case studies for further judging. There will also be online crowd-sourced voting to provide input into the judges’ decisions.
The panel will consider the following criteria:
- Relevance – Clearly illustrates good use of multiple steps in the Conservation (Open) Standards cycle. At a minimum, it should include an explanation of its “theory of change”
- Setting the scene – Provides a succinct description of both the case study situation and the adaptive management / evidence work that was undertaken
- Well-presented – Describes the case study in a concise, easy-to-understand narrative in both the template description and the web-sharable overview
- Compelling lessons learned – Readily identifies compelling lessons that would be valuable to others. Clearly states how others could apply these lessons.
- First place: Travel grant for up to US $2,000 to a conference/technical meeting of the recipient‘s choice.
- Second and third place: Travel grant for up to US $500 to a conference/technical meeting of the recipient‘s choice.
- Prizes will be transferable.
- In addition, the top 5 case studies will receive an individual one-year Miradi subscription and be featured on the CMP and CCNet websites and in communication materials. Links will be available to all submissions.
How to Submit?
Submit case studies by 30 June 2020 to info[at]conservationmeasures.org with the words “Case Study Entry” in the subject line.
June 30, 2020
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