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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.

2021 Global Congress Session Recordings

LP1: Developing and Adapting Conservation Agreements

LP2: Tools for Private Land Conservation in the European Union

LP3: IUCN Guidelines- Ensuring Privately Protected Area Permanence

LP4: The Role of OECMs in an Integrated Conservation Landscape

LP5: Conservation Tools and Strategies in Civil Law Jurisdictions

ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Conservation Tools and Strategies in Common Law Jurisdictions

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.

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Summary Report – International Outlook for Privately Protected Areas

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.

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Conservation Easements in the U.S. and Abroad: Reflections and Views toward the Future

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.

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Laura Johnson

Senior Advisor, International Land Conservation Network

Roberto Peralta

Attorney, Peralta Abogados (Chile)

Philip Tabas

Senior Advisor, The Nature Conservancy

Mike Jebson

Senior Partner, Southern Falcon Consulting Ltd.

Inga Račinska

Head of Council, Latvian Fund for Nature

Judith LaBelle

President Emeritus, Glynwood

Geoff Westcott

Honorary Research Fellow, Deakin University (Australia)

Jessica Owley

Professor, University of Miami

Henry Tepper

Board Member and Consultant, Fundacíon Tierra Austral

Key Partners and Networks for Additional Resources

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