The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) is a joint venture of conservation NGOs and other collaborators who have come together to work on issues related to impact assessment and accountability in an effort to find better ways to design, manage and measure the impact of their conservation actions. The mission of CMP is to improve the practice of biodiversity conservation by developing and promoting common standards and an auditing mechanism for the process of conservation and measuring conservation impact. Each organization within CMP has biodiversity conservation as its primary goal, has a focus on field-based conservation actions, and is working to develop better approaches to project design, management, and assessment.CMP member organizations include African Wildlife Foundation, Conservation International, National Audubon Society, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Rare, The Nature Conservancy, Wildlife Conservation Society and WWF.FOS serves as the CMP coordinator, carrying out the day-to-day management of CMP and facilitating the completion of various technical projects.FOS’s coordinator duties also include facilitating the organization communication issues of CMP.
Among CMP accomplishments are the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, the IUCN/CMP Taxonomies of Conservation Actions and Threats, and more recently Miradi Adaptive Management Software and the Measuring Conservation Effectiveness Summit.
For more information on these initiatives or on CMP in general, visit www.conservationmeasures.org.