Tips for a Strong Certification Application

There are a variety of materials available to help you ensure that you have a strong Conservation Certification application:

Common Application Shortcomings

The following are some of the most common reasons that projects do not qualify. WHC strongly encourages you to focus extra attention on these aspects of your application to help ensure that your program will be (re)certified.

Habitat Projects

  • No current species inventory of the habitat in question
  • Insufficient documentation of ongoing monitoring
  • Project has not been on-the-ground long enough

Species Projects

  • Does not target native species
  • Does not address any habitat needs of the targeted species
  • Insufficient documentation of ongoing monitoring
  • Project has not been on-the-ground long enough

Education Projects

  • Not conservation-focused (does not relate to a habitat and/or species)
  • Insufficient documentation of assessment of learning and/or implementation
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