The purpose of this document is to provide the Saving our Species (SoS) project's stakeholders and those implementing SoS conservation projects with a consistent approach to monitoring, evaluation and reporting, by following these principles:
- monitoring the outcomes of conservation management actions will be rigorous and effective
- evaluation of outcomes will be consistent and applicable at a range of scales
- reporting will be clear and meaningful to government and the community.
The primary focus of monitoring, evaluation and reporting for SoS conservation projects is to evaluate the response of threatened species to management at the site of investment.
Monitoring for each species is to answer the question: 'Is the species, habitat or threat responding to conservation management as expected at a particular site or population?'