This course was sponsored by Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) in partnership with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University (San Francisco, California). It was drafted to integrate fields in law, economics and natural sciences in addressing management mechanisms in conservation. The objective was designed to provide practical tools for formulating effective conservation programs and to combat problems of unsustainable and badly planned development projects. The highlight of the course was in helping the participants collect and analyse data, in ways that will help policy makers make informed decisions by teaching the language, which various stakeholders need to understand to see the value of the environment. This will be very useful for CCB as Mr. Phale Kgotla Phale who attended the course, will be integrating the tools learnt on his research projects, including sustainable management of natural resources.