About Us


Capacity for Conservation is a free online resource for conservation organisations to use as an aid to support and manage their organisation. It contains practical methods and an expanding collection of resources through which to assess, develop and monitor your organisation.


Capacity for Conservation believes that building strong conservation organisations is one of the most effective means of making a lasting contribution to conservation. It can be difficult to know which steps to take and what to prioritise when maintaining and strengthening an organisation especially if there are limited funds to pay for additional support.

This website provides a way for you to access some of this support for free and help guide your organisation to grow, become more resilient and effectively deliver your conservation goals.


Capacity for Conservation can assist you and your organisation to:

It aims to be a user-led community promoting mutual exchange and learning – register now to get involved!


Capacity for Conservation is a collaborative project, funded by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), Arcadia Fund, MAVA Foundation and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Current project collaborators are  BirdLife International and Fauna & Flora International.

Previous collaborators include Royal Society for the Protection of BirdsTropical Biology AssociationUNEP-WCMC and the University of Cambridge’s MPhil in Conservation Leadership

Non-CCI partners who contributed to the project’s success include Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of KazakhstanBird Conservation NepalFoundation for the Philippine EnvironmentNigerian Conservation FoundationSociety for the Conservation of Nature in Liberia, Te Ipukarea Society (Cook Islands), and Ya’axché (Belize).

Want to get involved or know more? Please get in touch!