• Introducing our new name: Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG)

    Read more about the reasons behind our name change and what it means for our future

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  • Announcing CBSG's New Book, Second Nature

    Learn how CBSG's core principles of sound science, neutral facilitation, and collaboration are changing the future for endangered species.

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  • Conservation Planning Highlighted Stories

    Workshops and projects that showcase the impact of CPSG tools and processes on conservation efforts around the world.

    Photo by Richard Gibson

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  • Species Conservation Planning Tools Library

    A new resource to connect species conservation practitioners to well-tested planning tools suitable for use in a variety of planning situations.

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  • About CPSG

    CPSG provides species conservation planning expertise to governments, Specialist Groups, zoos and aquariums, and other wildlife organizations.

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  • Visit the CPSG Blog

    To stay up-to-date on our activities.

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  • Zoos and Aquariums ‘Show the Wild Face of Climate Change’

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  • CPSG Divests 70% of Fossil Fuel Exposure

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Our Mission

CPSG’s mission is to save threatened species by increasing the effectiveness of conservation efforts worldwide. For over 30 years, we’ve accomplished this by using scientifically sound, collaborative processes that bring together people with diverse perspectives and knowledge to catalyze positive conservation change. We provide species conservation planning expertise to governments, Specialist Groups, zoos and aquariums, and other wildlife organizations.

Our Approach

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Workshop Processes

Our workshops provide an objective environment, expert knowledge, and thoughtful group facilitation. They are designed to systematically address problems and develop focused solutions using sound science.

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Science-Based Tools

CPSG develops and employs a wide variety of tools to assist conservation professionals in developing effective strategies for averting extinction of endangered species.

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Training

CPSG offers training courses in a variety of skills that build capacity and promote effective conservation.

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