Embarking on a Partnership

Though each community-based conservation partnership is unique, all face many of the same challenges and opportunities. The leaders we interviewed offered insights on common missteps and on principles that are fundamental to successful partnerships. They emphasized the importance of clarity, inclusiveness, and true collaboration. Adhering to the guidance offered below can help save time, avoid costly mistakes, and improve overall conservation results. Community-based conservation practitioners can also find a wealth of information at the Conservation Parntership Center.

 

  Agree on Goals and Roles

Agree on Goals and Roles

  Formalize Partnership Agreements

Formalize Partnership Agreements

  Build a Diverse Team

Build a Diverse Team

  Plan Collaboratively

Plan Collaboratively

  Think Ridge to Reef

Think Ridge to Reef

  Engage Local Allies and Opponents

Engage Local Allies and Opponents