The conservation process described in this document is most appropriately applied at global, national, or whole system (e.g. river basin, growing region) scales. This Guidance will be sub-optimal for conservation work implemented entirely within a local-scale site because of the focus on achieving systemic change, which is hard to achieve working only at a local scale. Topical constraints could include habitat type or realm (e.g. marine, coral reefs, or forests), or socio-economic topics, such as major sectors (energy sector, health sector) or challenges (e.g. food security, disaster risk reduction, transportation infrastructure expansion).