Our mission is to connect organizations and people around the world that are accelerating voluntary private and civic sector action that protects and stewards land and water resources.

We believe that building capacity and empowering voluntary private and civic land conservation will strengthen the global land conservation movement and lead to more durable and effective resource protection. We do this for the intrinsic value of the world’s natural and cultural resources, and for their importance to the prosperity and wellbeing of humankind, today and for generations to come.

Team Members

Staff



Laura Johnson

Director

James N. Levitt

Manager, Land Conservation Programs

Emily Myron

Project Manager

Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler

Project Coordinator, Land Conservation Programs

Team Members

Steering Committee



Victoria Alonso

Sylvia Bates

Tilmann Disselhoff

Anton Gazenbeek

Victoria Marles

Lisa McLaughlin

Peter Stein

Natasha Wilson

Team Members

Advisory Council



Javier Beltran

Armando Carbonell

Judith LaBelle

Fernando Lloveras

John Lounds

Celia Mahung

Montse Maso

Brent Mitchell

Stefan Nagel

Marcelo Ringeling

Loring Schwarz

Francisco Solis

Philip Tabas

Henry Tepper

Geoff Wescott

Why We Exist

Why We Exist

The International Land Conservation Network exists to connect organizations and people around the world that are accelerating voluntary private and civic sector action that protects and stewards land and water resources. We believe that building capacity and empowering voluntary private and civic land conservation will strengthen the global land conservation movement and lead to more durable and effective resource protection. We do this for the intrinsic value of the world’s natural and cultural resources, and for their importance to the prosperity and wellbeing of humankind, today and for generations to come.

  • Our goal is to build capacity through research, training and exchanges among conservation professionals and volunteers.
  • We aspire to empower our community by identifying and sharing outstanding existing practices as well as promising innovations.
  • We aim to provide critical information regarding finance, law, organization, stewardship and regional capacity building.
  • We convene private and civic conservationists in face-to-face international meetings, online, and in the field, where they work.
  • We are striving to build a network on six continents, in places as diverse as Canada, China, Australia, South Africa, Chile and Spain.
  • Our network is designed to engage civic groups (NGOs and non-profits) as well as private individuals, families and companies, large and small.