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Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Handbook Developing Strategies, Taking Action and Measuring Success at Any Scale.

The Nature Conservancy. 2007.  Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Handbook Developing Strategies, Taking Action and Measuring Success at Any Scale. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA.

This handbook is intended as a guidance resource to support the implementation of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC’s) Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Process , a powerful instrument for helping practitioners get to effective conservation results.

The CAP process is a key analytical method that supports 'Conservation by Design', The Nature Conservancy's strategic framework for mission success. Steps covered in the handbook are: identifying people involved in your project; defining project scope & focal conservation targets; assessing viability of focal conservation targets; identifying critical threats; completing situation analysis; developing strategies: objectives and actions; measuring results; developing work plan for actions and measures; implementing your actions and measures; analysing, learning, adapting, and sharing.