Benetech and CMP Release Miradi 3.0
New Release of Conservation Software Improves Biodiversity
Planning and Analysis of Impact on Human Welfare
April 7, 2010, Palo Alto, CA – Benetech® and the Conservation
Measures Partnership (CMP) have released Miradi 3.0, an enhanced and
expanded version of the user-friendly software that allows nature conservation
practitioners to design, manage, monitor, and learn from their projects.
Miradi 3.0 incorporates a new work planning interface that allows users
to forecast expenses and create project budgets to more effectively
meet their conservation goals. The new release also helps environmental
planners evaluate the impact of their conservation measures on the welfare
of human communities inside and around their project areas.
Miradi is already used by over 2000 conservation practitioners in more
than 100 countries to plan and implement their work. The Miradi software
helps conservation teams develop conceptual models for their projects,
rank threats to targeted species and assess the effectiveness of their
strategies. Miradi 3.0 guides users through a series of step-by-step
interview wizards based on the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation,
a framework for implementing common concepts and terminology in conservation
project design, management, and monitoring.
Miradi 3.0 is a joint venture between Benetech and CMP, a consortium
of global conservation organizations committed to improving the practice
of conservation. Built with input from users around the world, Miradi
3.0 allows practitioners to export project data to donor reports and
supports the creation of a future central repository of shared conservation
Miradi is now being used by conservation planners from Sweden and Norway
to develop management plans for the Swedish Kosterhavet Marine National
Park and the Ytre Hvaler National Park in Norway which share the same
marine area. According to Anita Tullrot, a marine biologist and assistant
director of the Kosterhavet Marine National Park, Miradi supported the
inclusion of planning input from local fishermen, local inhabitants,
tourism advocates, conservation scientists and local, county and national
Tullrot says Miradi helped her share this information with planners
from the neighboring Ytre Hvaler national park in Norway, developing
a set of common goals and objectives to protect biodiversity in both
parks. “Thanks to Miradi we are working very closely together,”
says Tullrot. “I will continue to use Miradi in managing Kosterhavet
because Miradi is very structured and gives us a good overview of the
"I am impressed by how easy Miradi is to work with," says
Aase Richter, a conservation planner for the Ytre Hvaler National Park.
"It provides a systematic way of working that leads you through
all the important elements in the process and helps ensure that you
don’t loose track of the details."
Miradi is a Swahili word meaning "project" or "goal."
For more information about Miradi 3.0 and case studies of Miradi users,
please visit http://www.miradi.org.
About CMP and Benetech
Members of the CMP consortium focus on creating more effective methods
for designing, managing and assessing field-based conservation projects.
CMP Core Members include: the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF), The
Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and
the Worldwide Fund for Nature/ World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Collaborating
Members include: the Cambridge Conservation Forum, Conservation International
(CI), Enterprise Works Worldwide, Foundations of Success, IUCN, RARE
Center, and the World Commission on Protected Areas. Benetech is a Palo
Alto, California-based nonprofit organization that develops sustainable
technology to solving pressing needs in the conservation, human rights
and disabled communities.
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