This session will take an in-depth look at novel and inspiring partnerships in land restoration and management, and how they may be replicated elsewhere. These include community trusts in South Africa combining rural development with biodiversity stewardship, large-scale land and biodiversity restoration efforts by citizen volunteers in New Zealand, and partnerships between rural landowners and hunters in Spain. Panelists will discuss the advantages of such partnerships, their added value for landowners, and their impact on nature conservation. Key questions are how mutually beneficial partnerships can be forged, how shared conservation visions can be built, what motivates the partners to join, and how they remain committed.
June 24, 2020