Conservation Action Planning (CAP)

Conservation Action Planning (CAP)

Discussions at Workshop 2

Discussions at Workshop 2

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) is a powerful tool to guide conservation teams to develop focused strategies and measures of success. When regional priorities have been set, Conservation Action Planning is used to determine the plan of action for these priorities. As actions are taken and outcomes are measured, conservation action plans are revised to incorporate new knowledge.  The benefits of undertaking a CAP process are recognised in over 1,000 successful global conservation projects. The process recognises the iterative nature of planning, the inclusion of existing plans, strategies and data sets, and the importance of engaging key personnel to ensure planning consistency. Visit the Conservation Gateway to find out more.

Mapping as part of the CAP process

GIS Factsheet: Mapping as part of the CAP process

The Pilbara Corridors team facilitated workshops with key stakeholders to produce a CAP strategy summary document and priority area maps for the Pilbara Bioregion.

  • Workshop One (25 March 2015) introduced the CAP process, key conservation assets, scope, and participation.
  • Workshop Two (5-6 May 2015) identified current condition and threats.
  • Workshop Two Discussion Group (8 July) a review of summary notes from the second workshop and attendees provided input into the CAP process.
  • Workshop Three (28-29 July 2015) determined conservation goals, strategies, key actions and monitoring.

Read about mapping as part of the CAP process in our GIS Factsheet.

A draft CAP Stage Summary Document was released for comment in December 2015, with feedback received in early 2016.

The next phase of the Pilbara Corridors’ Conservation Action Planning (CAP) process is now underway and will identify priorities and establish working groups to implement management actions.

Further stakeholder consultation will be undertaken in the coming months as part of addressing these tasks.

View the Summary Report June 2016 [16MB].