The ILCN/ELCN Global Congress has been rescheduled for December 8-10, 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into even greater focus the importance of land conservation across multiple scales for the well-being of human and natural communities. We look forward to convening our global community of practice to share experience, best practices, and our renewed commitment to accelerating effective private and civil society contributions to international conservation targets.

In light of ongoing uncertainty regarding international travel, the 2021 Global Congress will be a hybrid event. We will meet both online and in-person at Món Sant Benet near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. More information regarding session proposals, agenda, and registration information will be forthcoming in coming months.

Information regarding the 2021 Global Congress will be updated regularly on the following website: Global Congress 2021

For comments or questions, please contact Chandni Navalkha ( or Jim Levitt ( at the ILCN, or Tilmann Disselhoff at Eurosite-ELCN (

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Why Barcelona

Catalonia is at the forefront of private and civic land conservation in Europe and globally, with organizations such as Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera and the network Xarxa per a la Conservació de la Natura (XCN) leading a growing community of land conservation practitioners in the region.

Hosting the Congress in Barcelona also highlights the 2017 launch and and recent successes of the European Land Conservation Network, which have included:

Inspired by the beautiful Catalonian landscape, the ELCN and the ILCN looks forward to exploring how practitioners around the world can continue to learn from one another and work to advance the private land conservation movement.








ILCN/ELCN Webinars

In the lead-up to the 2021 Global Congress, the ILCN and ELCN will host a series of webinars on key emerging topics. The webinar schedule and links will be updated regularly below.

Earth Day Plenary and Webinars

The following are past ILCN/ELCN webinars. Recordings of these webinars are available at the links below and on our Resources page.

Featured Resources

Global Congress Archive

Proceedings and outcomes from past ILCN Global Congresses are available at the links below.


2018 Global Congress

ILCN in Santiago, Chile

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2015 Global Congress

ILCN in Berlin, Germany

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Contact us for more information

For more information on the Congress, please contact Robin Austin, Project Coordinator for the ILCN.

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