Conservation Project Management & Design is an online training programme brought to you by the team at Conservation Careers which follows the best-in-class Conservation Standards methodology. It is being taught by a Certified Conservation Standards Coach, Facilitator and Coach Trainer.

The training covers the following steps in the Conservation Standards cycle:

  • Assess | Learn how to identify threats, opportunities, and key stakeholders.
  • Plan | Learn how to define and develop your project’s goals, strategies, objectives and assumptions.
  • Implement | Learn how to develop and implement work plans including sufficient resources, capacity, and partners.
  • Analyze & Adapt | Learn the importance of analyzing your results and then adapting your work plan as necessary.
  • Share | Learn the importance of sharing lessons and promoting a learning culture within an organisation.

After completing this training you’ll understand the foundations of how to design and manage a conservation project using the widely-recognised Conservation Standards methodology. Making you more employable and impactful as an aspiring or professional conservationist.

The Conservation Standards | World-Class Conservation Projects

The Conservation Standards are a widely adopted set of principles and best practices that combine common concepts, approaches, and terminology for conservation project design, management, monitoring and evaluation.

They have been developed by some of the leading conservation organizations of the world. They are currently stewarded by the Conservation Measures Partnership, a partnership including the World Wildlife Fund, Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, Traffic, Durrell, US Fisheries and Wildlife Services and many more.

The Conservation Standards have become widely recognised as best practices within the industry.

Inside | Conservation Project Management & Design

  • Step-by-Step Modules to attack at your own pace. You’ll learn how to design and manage conservation projects, as part of your duties as a wildlife professional.
  • Support from the experts. You’ll have support from us via email, Zoom, and in our private CC Pro community. We’ll be with you every step of the way.
  • Go at your own pace. With our self-paced flexibility, you’ll have access to the training for a full year. You can work entirely at your own pace and around your busy life and work commitments. You don’t need to stick to a schedule.
  • CC Pro community. You’ll be welcomed into our new private online community for a whole year. Get answers to burning questions, enjoy regular live events, participate in growth challenges, share your coursework, celebrate your successes and more.
  • Certificate. Everyone who completes the training receives a certificate.
  • Rock-solid guarantee. Try it for 14 days. Not happy for whatever reason? We will refund 100% of your money.

Who is the programme for?

  • Professional Conservationists & Ecologists | Are you working as a professional conservationist, and wanting to improve your project management skills, be better in your role and improve your career prospects? Through the programme, you’ll learn how to successfully plan and manage projects using the Conservation Standards.
  • Career Switchers | Have you always had a passion for wildlife and want to work in conservation, but don’t know where to start? You might be working in a totally unrelated field right now, and want to gain skills to increase your employability and impact. We’re here to provide you with the key project design and management skills sought after by conservation employers.
  • Students | Are you currently at university or college, and planning to try and find work in the conservation sector when you finish? There’s no better time to start building the key skills which employers are looking for in the sector, so you can hit the ground running on your graduation day.
  • Job Seekers | Are you currently hunting for a conservation job but struggling? The programme will help you to stand out from the crowd better, by learning key skills sought after by 55% of conservation employers.

Officially Rated as ‘Excellent’

“Each step of the Conservation Standards process is very thorough, with detailed explanations and excellent examples and images”.

“Felix is a great teacher, with a nice, relaxed, conversational style, and his passion for the subject is clear. Thank you for this high-quality work!”

Marcia Brown | On behalf of the Conservation Measures Partnership Guidance Committee, 2024

What do people think?


“Even as someone with project management training, I found this course an invaluable resource because it’s so tailored to conservation. The content is extremely relevant and useful. Being guided through the project life cycle and identifying the logic behind our WHY is essential to implementing and learning from well-thought-out projects. I cannot recommend it enough.” – Sara Rudolph.

“Especially for career switchers that come from management in other industries or sectors, this course give us a light in the sense that our skills and expertise have a way to fit in conservation, this course shows how our previous knowledge can be applied.” – Carin Talero.

Fantastic course, very comprehensive, easy to follow.” – Alexandra Dorison.

“Definitely do the course, it will set you up with a journey of progression that can be adopted at any time through a projects lifetime, wither that is a development phase, delivery or analysis.” – Tracy Lambert, The Scottish Wildlife Trust.

“This course gives a great break down of the Conservation Standards! It’s clear and has real-life examples that show you just how to use the tool and also the effect the tool has on your team and organisation. Take the course!” – Isaline Tihon.

“Do it! It’s a super valuable tool to have when you want to go into conservation, especially as a project manager. Also if you don’t do any project management, I think it’s very useful to have a (at least basic) understanding of the Conservation Standards, since you’re still part of a team and can contribute to the project planning, implementing, monitoring, adapting and sharing”. – Cecile van der Wilden.

How much does the training cost?

The regular cost for the course is $495 / £375 / €450, but you can get it now for just $330 / £250 / €300 until Friday 15th March. That’s 33% off! The programme comes with a 14-day 100% money-back guarantee. If within 14 days, if you are unhappy for whatever reason just email us and you will receive a full refund. No questions asked.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

To enrol or find out more please click here.

Contact Us

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch by mail@conservation-careers.com.

Bulk packages are available for organisations wishing to enrol multiple staff. If you’d like to discuss this, please book a 15-minute call using this link.