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Conduct a Situation Analysis

  1. Assem­ble a diverse team, ide­al­ly includ­ing key stakeholders
  2. Iden­ti­fy pri­ma­ry inter­ests, includ­ing con­ser­va­tion tar­gets and human (i.e., social, eco­nom­ic) interests
  3. Dia­gram rela­tion­ships between pri­ma­ry inter­ests and dri­vers of change that cre­ate chal­lenges, con­sid­er­ing both cur­rent con­di­tions as well as emerg­ing trends that may have sig­nif­i­cant impacts in the fore­see­able future
  4. Review and syn­the­size evi­dence to ensure all major links have been rep­re­sent­ed; doc­u­ment evi­dence review meth­ods and sources
  5. Val­i­date the sit­u­a­tion analy­sis dia­gram with key stake­hold­ers, includ­ing those who are not on the con­ser­va­tion team
  6. Syn­the­size evi­dence to iden­ti­fy strongest inter­ven­tion points for each pri­ma­ry interest
  7. Ele­vate and sum­ma­rize the biggest con­ser­va­tion chal­lenges and linked human interests
  8. Iden­ti­fy key addi­tion­al part­ners need­ed for address­ing the biggest challenges.