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Introducing Conservation by Design 2.0

The next evo­lu­tion of con­ser­va­tion approach for the Conservancy

Since its intro­duc­tion in 1996, Con­ser­va­tion by Design (CbD) has been adopt­ed and adapt­ed by orga­ni­za­tions and gov­ern­ments around the world. With the help of a glob­al coach­ing com­mu­ni­ty, mul­ti­ple part­ners, and the Open Stan­dards for the Prac­tice of Con­ser­va­tion (CbD’s open source coun­ter­part), CbD has rev­o­lu­tion­ized the prac­tice of con­ser­va­tion glob­al­ly. With Con­ser­va­tion by Design 2.0, The Nature Con­ser­van­cy sig­nif­i­cant­ly updates its core method­ol­o­gy to reflect today’s increas­ing­ly com­plex con­ser­va­tion chal­lenges and the evo­lu­tion in con­ser­va­tion strate­gies that these chal­lenges require.


How The Site Is Organized 
The pri­ma­ry text of this web­site was cre­at­ed from the Con­ser­va­tion by Design 2.0 Guid­ance Doc­u­ment. Prac­ti­tion­er tips, tools, best prac­tices, and links to exter­nal resources sup­ple­ment the text along the right side of most pages.
Join the Conversation
Con­ser­va­tion by Design is a liv­ing doc­u­ment. As we con­tin­ue to revise CbD, we’d like to hear from you. If you have exam­ples or case stud­ies you’d like to share, or a ques­tion we can answer for you, please let us know!
Case Stud­ies
The best lessons are learned by expe­ri­ence. Check out your peers’ sto­ries, ideas and inspi­ra­tion from work­ing in the CbD frame­work, and check back often as we con­tin­ue to expand our library of case stud­ies.

Photos (top to bottom, left to right)

Little Blue Heron. Photographed at Corkscrew Swamp in Florida © Kent Mason 2006