The content in most of the Project Guidances is informed by an Advisory Committee – a group of individuals, each an expert in that particular project area, drawn from across government, academia, NGO and the consultant community. WHC sought recommendations from WHC staff and conservation partners to ensure geographic and professional diversity in the make up of each Advisory Committee.
When an Advisory Committee was convened around a theme, it was posed a series of questions:
- What are the essential features and actions required for recognition?
- What is the hierarchy of features and actions that would increase the project’s value?
- Where are the opportunities for companies to make a real and lasting difference in this area?
- How can this project be scaled across a fence-line or across a suite of facilities?
- What education opportunities exist?
- What community engagement opportunities exist?
The answers to these questions and the resulting discussions provide the content for the Project Guidance as well as the assessment framework for each program seeking Conservation Certification. Project Guidances that were informed by an Advisory Committee are designated as “Stakeholder Informed.”
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