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. The workshop process enables participants to produce meaningful and practical management recommendations that generate political and social support for conservation action. Rapid distribution of these recommendations allows them to be used almost immediately to influence stakeholders and decision makers.


PHVA – Our Population and Habitat Viability Assessment workshops directly address the need for scientific analysis in endangered species conservation plans. Built upon the use of science-based population viability analysis (PVA) tools and a participatory, stakeholder-inclusive environment, PHVA workshops guide conservationists in setting reasonable and measurable targets for species recovery.


ICAP - The Integrated Collection Assessment and Planning (ICAP) workshop brings in situ and ex situ communities together to apply the decision process of the IUCN ex situ guidelines to the task of regional or global collection planning. The ICAP process is designed to be flexible and applicable to large or small groups of taxa, with the resulting analyses and recommendations being more general or detailed as appropriate.


Organizational Strategic Plans - CPSG's process design tools combined with our knowledge-based facilitation skills can be applied to a wide variety of conservation planning needs. CPSG works with wildlife agencies, conservation organizations, zoological parks, and similar organizations to develop strategic conservation plans for individual species, protected areas, or conservation organizations.


CAMP - The Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (CAMP) workshop is a rapid, broad-based evaluation of a selected group of species that occupy a particular country or region. The diverse expertise among workshop participants is applied to the IUCN’s quantitative Red List system to categorize each species’ degree of endangerment, based on estimates of the threats to these populations and their habitat.