Monitoring 101: Building the Foundation for a Strong Conservation Project

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Monitoring is one of the most important elements of a successful habitat or species conservation project, as it helps conservation teams assess the success of the project and determine how to improve it.  

In this webinar, WHC staff will define adequate monitoring, show why monitoring is key for documenting the progress of conservation projects and explain how to integrate monitoring into the management of a project. The webinar will also demonstrate how monitoring fits into a WHC Conservation Certification® application. Lastly, the presenters will discuss the basic strategies for monitoring conservation projects, including how to use baseline data and designing a monitoring protocol that fits your project. The webinar will feature example templates for monitoring both habitats and species that teams can utilize for various projects. 

What you’ll learn:  

  • The value of monitoring conservation projects  
  • Tips for collecting clear and concise monitoring data 
  • How to develop a comprehensive monitoring protocol that is also easy to use  
  • Methods for effectively organizing project data 
  • How to use monitoring data to evaluate and improve a project over time 

 Who should take this webinar: 

  • Anyone who is new to managing conservation projects 
  • Existing site teams that want to refresh or improve their monitoring skills 


  • Delainey Williams, Manager, Conservation Certification, WHC 
  • Sophie Maass, Conservation Coordinator, WHC 

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