Conservation Project Management & Design

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Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 11:30am

Registration Deadline:

Friday, October 21, 2022, 4:00pm


Gain key skills in managing and designing conservation projects using the Conservation Standards – the leading approach within the sector.

Why Is Project Management & Design Important In Your Career?

A key to success within conservation is the ability to design and implement projects to better protect species, habitats and sites. But only a small proportion of professional conservationists are formally trained in these essential skills.

A well-designed and adaptively managed project can make a huge impact for wildlife and the people involved. Setting clear goals, understanding the problems, testing assumptions, adapting, learning and sharing your knowledge. Conversely, a poorly-designed project can lead to wasted time and money, and even cause detrimental impacts on the wildlife and people you’re trying to help. 

It’s no surprise, therefore, that project management and design are the most valued skills within the industry, with 55% of all jobs listed on our site to date explicitly requesting them.

If you want to succeed as a professional conservationist, you need project management and design skills.

The Conservation Standards | World-Class Conservation Projects

The Conservation Standards are a widely adopted set of principles and best practices that combine common concepts, approaches, and terminology for conservation project design, management, monitoring and evaluation. 

They have been developed by some of the leading conservation organizations of the world. They are currently stewarded by the Conservation Measures Partnership, a partnership including the World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, Traffic, Durrell, US Fisheries and Wildlife Services and many more.

The Conservation Standards have become widely recognised as best practice within the industry.

Introducing | Conservation Project Management & Design

Conservation Project Management & Design is an online training program brought to you by the team at Conservation Careers which follows the best-in-class Conservation Standards methodology. It is being taught by Certified Conservation Standards Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer Felix Cybulla. 

The training covers the following steps in the Conservation Standards cycle:

  • Assess | Learn how to identify threats, opportunities, and key stakeholders.
  • Plan | Learn how to define and develop your project’s goals, strategies, objectives and assumptions.
  • Implement | Learn how to develop and implement work plans including sufficient resources, capacity, and partners.
  • Analyze & Adapt | Learn the importance of analyzing your results and then adapting your work plan as necessary.
  • Share | Learn the importance of sharing lessons and promoting a learning culture within an organisation. 

After completing this training you’ll understand the foundations of how to design and manage a conservation project using the widely-recognised Conservation Standards methodology. Making you more employable and impactful as an aspiring or professional conservationist.

Learn more about Conservation Project Management & Design here.

How to Register:

The cost for the programme is $395, including the training and support community for a full year.

However, you can join the first intake for just $265. That’s 33% off until Friday, October 21st 2022 when enrollment closes. We also offer discounts for group packages; please email to find out more. 

The programme comes with a 14-day 100% money-back guarantee. If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. No questions asked.

Enrol for Conservation Project Management & Design here.



Contact Email:

Contact Name:

Dr Nick Askew