The ILCN, now in its seventh year, continues to grow its presence and impact around the globe, from Boston to Brussels, Beijing, and Brisbane. To continue to deepen our engagement and roots on six continents, we invite you join us as we introduce our new cohort of Regional Representatives to participants at our annual meet and greet – usually held at the Land Trust Rally in the US, but this year held electronically on Zoom. The event will be held on October 1st, at 7:00am CT.
The new Regional Representatives will be responsible for making sure that ILCN activities and deliverables are available to the civic-sector (NGO) land conservation community in key alliances and networks around the world, from the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) to the European Land Conservation Network (ELCN), the Chinese Civic Land Conservation Alliance (CCLCA), the Land Trust Alliance in the United States, Asi Conserva Chile, and beyond, as well as to the emerging clusters of civic land conservation organizations in Africa, India and a growing number of subcontinental regions and nations around the world.
These Regional Representatives, whose biographies we have shared below, will likewise be responsible for assuring that the best new innovations and ideas from the field are highlighted and shared with our community-of-practice through ILCN conferences, publications and online events. Indeed, we aim for a multi-dimensional exchange of ideas and enthusiasm in many directions, from trusted colleagues on every continent.
As global delegates now prepare for the Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China in 2021, and our aspirations lead us to consider how we can protect thirty percent of the earth’s surface by the year 2030 (30 x 30). In pursing that goal, our ability to advance innovation in land conservation will be more important than ever. Please join us to meet a new part of the ILCN community that will be working diligently to keep the necessary information, commitment and enthusiasm flowing.