International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) - Session by NatureServe's Patrick Crist

Defining a Conservation Planning Toolkit

Conservation planning is an incredibly complex endeavor especially now with the imperative to incorporate climate change and human well-being. Most organizations rely on a small group of experts and one or two software tools to conduct this work which is often not reproducible or extensible. This session will introduce an initiative to map a core set of existing tools to a conservation planning work flow that would comprise a conservation planning toolkit. This session will lay out the workflow to be supported by the toolkit and a straw man selection of tools for discussion, identification of additional or alternative tools, and needs for guidance and training to support application of the toolkit by a broader group of practitioners. This workshop will support efforts to develop a core toolkit applicable globally by incorporating insights from SCB members.