Caroline Lees (CBSG)
Richard Jakob-Hoff (Auckland Zoo)
About CBSG Australasia
CBSG Australasia has completed its eighth year of operation with a membership of 36 individuals spread around the region. CBSG Australasia's vision is: CBSG Australasia is a community of conservation practitioners operating to common principles of science-based conservation planning and delivery, centred on inclusivity and collaboration, resulting in healthier wildlife populations across the region. During 2015-2016, the network has been involved in species conservation plannning for eastern barred bandicoots, mala, western ground parrots, and western lowland gorilla, as well as organizational conservation planning for Auckland Zoo, Waitangi Trust, and Species360.
Learn more: CBSG Australasia 2015 Activity Report (pdf)
The following vision for the Australasian Regional Network of CBSG was developed to encapsulate its purpose and underlying philosophy:
CBSG Australasia is a community of conservation practitioners operating to common principles of science-based conservation planning and delivery, centred on inclusivity and collaboration, resulting in healthier wildlife populations across the region.
In support of this vision, CBSG Australasia:
• is a conduit between IUCN SSC CBSG and conservation bodies in the region
• facilitates linkages between wildlife agencies NGOs, researchers in the region
• provides training in IUCN SSC recognised best practise in planning-related disciplines (DRA, group facilitation, small population management)
• provides people to help design and deliver conservation plans
• operates through a team of designated network contacts
• works with diverse stakeholders and
• provides independence and neutrality in planning processes
Goals for the Quadrennium 2013-2016
• To establish an Australasian community of planning practitioners;
• To promote SSC-endorsed planning principles, philosophies and tools across the community;
• To develop mechanisms for exchanging planning experiences within the community;
• To engage the community in the continued development of tools;
• To develop mechanisms for tracking the effectiveness of planning done through the CBSG Australasia community and for using this information to refine planning processes;
• To contribute, wherever possible and appropriate, to broader CBSG initiatives.
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