13 May 2016

Capacity for Conservation platform now available in French

By Billy Fairburn

There is a need to scale up capacity in conservation globally. Two years ago BirdLife (in collaboration with other leading international NGOs) launched the unique online sharing platform: This platform aims to support and strengthen conservation organisations, and help them to achieve — and sustain — their conservation and organisational goals. To date, over 1000 users (including over 130 from the BirdLife network) have registered on the platform, accessing and sharing hundreds of tools and case studies that support the self-led development of their organisations. 

However until now, has only been available to English speakers. Similar organizational challenges are also shared by conservation organisations where English is not widely spoken. Now, with the launch of a French version of the website, we hope to support BirdLife Partners in francophone countries across the world.

All users on are encouraged to share their own tools and experience. Already twenty tools are available in French, ranging from strategic planning guidance, to financial management tools and budgeting advice, to communications and advocacy toolkits. Any French language capacity tools that your organisation has found useful would be very welcome - so please do share them on the website.

Visit the French site here


If you have any queries please get in touch with Billy Fairburn (

Subscribe to Our Newsletter! has been produced by the Capacity for Conservation Collaboration, a partnership of BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International, the Tropical Biology Association and the Department of Geography, the University of Cambridge. was created by with support from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, a unique collaboration between the University of Cambridge and leading internationally- focused biodiversity conservation organisations clustered in and around Cambridge, UK. The site was translated into French with the support of the MAVA Foundation and GEF-UNDP.