The Australian Conservation Coaches Network (CCNet Australia) is a network of workshop facilitators and conservation planners who apply a common planning framework, the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation, to natural resource management projects in Australia. The Open Standards (aka Conservation Action Planning or Healthy Country Planning) is a systematic process for identifying measurable goals and actions based on a sound understanding of the biological, social and/or cultural components of a landscape. 

The network currently consists of around 30 coaches from NGOs, government agencies and private industry. The coaches taking part in CCNet Australia aim to work together to improve their knowledge and skills through peer-review, training, exchanges and mentoring. 

We also aim to build capacity in adaptive management across Australia and keep facilitators and practitioners updated on the latest developments.  Together, we seek to strengthen collaborative conservation efforts in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

If you would like to know more about CCNet Australia or post something, please contact us.

You may also be interested in accessing the Global CCNET website or the European CCNET website

(ALL RIGHTS, ALL USES)  Mineral stains color a dry salt lake bed in the Great Western Woodlands of southern Western Australia.  Comprising more then 39 million acres, The Great Western Woodlands is the largest temperate woodland and heathland left on earth.  The woodlands form a critical connection between the wetter south west forests and dryer inland desert.  The Nature Conservancy is working with Australian partners to preserve and protect this important ecoregion.  PHOTO CREDIT: ©Mark Godfrey/TNC
(ALL RIGHTS, ALL USES) Red parallel dunes, large salt lakes, clay pans, undulating calcareous plains and paleo-drainage channels are the distinct and dramatic landforms of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy's Newhaven Sanctuary.  Newhaven is the third largest non-government nature reserve in Australia (262,000 hectares or 650,000 acres), located within the Great Sandy Bioregion of the Northern Territory (Australia's "red center"). PHOTO CREDIT: ©Mark Godfrey/TNC