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A Step‐by‐Step Guide for Developing Effective Standard Operating Procedures for Conservation Enforcement Programs

Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) document: Conservation Enforcement Training

This guide is intended to assist government conservation and resource management agencies identify a process for developing good standard operating procedures (SOPs) within its conservation law enforcement program.

The purpose of the written SOP manual is to clearly document and explain the mission, organization, policies and procedures to all staff, supervisors, and administers.

Policies are broadly stated principles and values intended to guide members in the performance of their duties. Procedures are methods of performing activities to achieve an objective.