“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.” 
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Strategy Development for Wildlife Conservation
The SDWC approach provides a knowledge base for developing a conservation strategy suitable for any scale, complexity, or timeframe of conservation work.
Using this approach will help you:
  • Apply key principles that lead to developing a stronger strategy
  • Engage stakeholders, to ensure that the right groups are involved in developing the strategy

  • Carry out a situation analysis, to better understand and document the current situation that the project team is trying to change

  • Define the impact the project team wants to achieve

  • Plan the work the project team will carry out to achieve the impact

  • Set a monitoring approach that will provide the project team with the information they need to assess the project’s impact and to adapt to changing conditions and new information

SDWC is compatible with the Project Management for Wildlife Conservation and Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation approaches.

The SDWC approach comes with a set of document templates and tools that you can use to:
  • Create conceptual models used for a situation analysis and theory of change

  • Assess stakeholders, threats, activities, and methods

What can I do next?
1. Share the SDWC approach with others
2. Join a classroom or online training workshop to get certified skills in the SDWC approach 
3. Contact hello@wildteam.org.uk to get help infusing the SDWC approach into your team or organisation
4. Download the manual by completing this form:
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The information you provide will help us to improve future versions of this best practice.

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