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by Leigh Ann Evans last modified Oct. 10, 07 05:55 PM

Conservation Action Planning (CAP) Resources
Planning software, sample workbooks, handbooks, and related papers

Introduction to CAP    

CAP Basic Practice



CAP Toolbox

(Online version of Handbook with additional resources)


  1. Identify People Involved
  2. Define Scope & Focal Targets
  3. Assess Viability
  4. Identify Critical Threats
  5. Complete Situation Analysis
  6. Develop Strategies
  7. Establish Measures
  8. Develop Work Plans
  9. Implement Plans
  10. Analyze, Learn, Adapt & Share

CAP Handbooks & Excel Tools

Spanish Handbook-



(10 Oct 2007 update)

CAP Workbook Tutorial

CAP Excel User's Manual

Quick Links to Resources

Practical tools to support CAP 
organized by step

More CAP resources

Sample CAPs

For TNC Staff

(TNC intranet)

ConPro- Project Database

For WWF Staff


CAP Home  •  What's Happening  •  The Efroymson Network  • 


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