Land conservation efforts around the world are underpinned by national and sub-national frameworks of conservation laws and policies. These include property law, land use regulations, tax law and financial incentives, and enabling legislation for conservation and protected area creation among others, and are unique to a country or juridiction's legal system. We connect conservation practitioners who are using, developing and adapting legal tools and policy levers to create the critical enabling conditions that allow individuals and organizations to undertake effective and enduring land conservation efforts in their jurisdictions.
Resources & Education
Recent ILCN and external resources related to conservation law and policy.
Organisations and conservation practitioners in common law jurisdictions discuss the core agreements used in their country, including conservation covenants in Australia and New Zealand and conservation easements in the United States.
This report provides an overview of the status of Privately Protected Areas in 30 countries throughout Latin America, Asia, the Pacific, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In 2012, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy sponsored a panel at an international conference on agriculture and forestry to expose U.S. practice with land trusts and conservation easements, and to ask questions about the transferability of the U.S. experience to other countries.