“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
This best practice provides a knowledge base for developing a conservation strategy suitable for any scale, complexity, or time frame of conservation work.
Using this best practice 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

This best practice is compatible with the Project Management for Wildlife Conservation best practice and the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation .

This best practice 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?
  • Share this best practice with others

  • Gain skills in this best practice through an online or classroom training workshop

  • Contact hello@wildteam.org.uk to see how we can help infuse this best practice into your team

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