The Conservation Breeding Specialist Group is proud to present the Species Conservation Planning Tools Library. This web-based resource will connect species conservation experts to the many tools and approaches available for designing and implementing an effective conservation planning process. The library includes:
- The Species Conservation Planning Cycle, which highlights steps in the conservation planning process where tools can be most usefully applied
- Abruzzi Table 1: Planning Tools Index - a list of conservation planning tools that can be sorted by planning situation, step in the planning process, and tool type
- Abruzzi Table 2: Planning Methods - a list of conservation planning methods and their lead agency, references, and related tools
In an effort to provide a resource that is representative of the great diversity of planning approaches and to continually improve upon CBSG's own planning process, the library includes a wide variety of planning tools, many which are not typically used by CBSG. Species conservation practitioners are invited to add to the library through the Tool Submission Form. In this way, this resource will continue to expand and respond to the evolving science of endangered species conservation planning.