April 22-24, 2020 | Barcelona and Sant Fruitós de Bages, Catalonia, Spain



Private and civic land conservation is becoming increasingly significant in conservation efforts around the world.

The 2020 Global Congress of the International Land Conservation Network and the European Land Conservation Network will bring together an international community of private and civic land conservation practitioners to build capacity by sharing expertise in conservation finance, conservation law and policy, organization and governance, and land stewardship, management and restoration.

The 2020 Congress will grow and build upon the momentum and collaborations that have emerged in the past convenings of the ILCN and ELCN, including the series of ELCN workshops  in Finland, Spain, and Romania of 2018 and 2019; the 2018 Global Congress of the ILCN in Santiago, Chile; and the 2015 Global Congress of the ILCN in Berlin, Germany.

Learn more about the 2020 Congress by viewing the preliminary agenda.  


Congress Agenda

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.









Contact us for more information

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