Conservation is a rapidly evolving field. New threats constantly emerge that can undermine our efforts, while new technologies are developed that can be used in our work. For the conservation movement to be effective, we need to learn from what we do well, and share this learning widely – not just within organisations, but with local agencies and the wider conservation movement. The onus is on us to collaborate, learn and share as effectively as we can, and take heed not only of our successes but also our failures.
We consciously learn from our work in a wide variety of formal and informal ways, ranging from post hoc discussions of progress and informal presentations to formal annual impact reporting and thematic working groups known as communities of practice.