ILCN ELCN Earth Day Online Plenary
On the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, the ILCN/ELCN Earth Day Plenary highlights the importance of leadership at all levels of society – from national, subnational, and local government to civic and grassroots initiatives – to protect natural and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
China Country Profile
Environmental NGOs and conservationists in China are developing important new models for biodiversity and nature conservation through systematic conservation planning tools. This China Country Profile, authored by Shenmin Liu of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in consultation with Jin Tong, Science Director at the China program of Th...
2020 ALPINE Summer Institute Final Participant Essays
The ALPINE Summer Institute program, now in its fourth year, is designed to enable undergraduate students, graduate students and early-career professionals to learn more about the theory and practice of large land conservation. The participants came from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience in land conservation; all of ...
Two Decades of Land Acquisition for Conservation
The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund, which provides small grants to local NGOs to acquire threatened patches of wilderness in order to protect the biodiversity they harness. Since its foundation in 2001, the Land Acquisition Fund has enabled and facilitated the acquisition of over 40,000 hectares ...
Conserving Biodiversity on South Africa's Privately Owned Grasslands
South Africa’s Biodiversity Stewardship Initiative and Protected Areas Act are programs designed to help protect threatened species and provide other conservation benefits. Private grasslands are an important priority for conservation. This project uses in-person surveys to assess the experiences of grassland farmers who have enrolled l...
ILCN July 2020 Newsletter
Protecting endangered species in the USA requires both public and private land conservation
Abstract: Crucial to the successful conservation of endangered species is the overlap of their ranges with protected areas. We analyzed protected areas in the continental USA to assess the extent to which they covered the ranges of endangered tetrapods. We show that in 80% of ecoregions, protected areas offer equal (25%) or worse (55%) pr...
New Report on Tax Incentives for Private Land Conservation in Spain
As a result of their work on the pilot action Tax Incentives for Stewardship Agreements, Fundación Biodiversidad has produced a report on the possibilities for tax incentives in Spain, as a useful tool to promote the development of nature conservation initiatives on private land.
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Symbiosis- Inspiring Partnerships in Stewardship
This session takes 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 Z...
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Reclaiming our Freshwater Resources
In the age of climate change, maintaining water quality and quantity for human and wildlife populations is increasingly difficult due to many factors, including watershed fragmentation, pollution, invasive species proliferation, and water rights conflicts. To rise to these challenges, water funds and other conservation and restoration mec...
CFA White Paper: Conservation Finance: A Framework
Conservation Finance Alliance
This white paper released by the Conservation Finance Alliance clarifies the definition and role of conservation finance to show how important its mechanisms and strategies are for addressing the underlying causes of nature loss as well as contributing to increasing sustainable funding flows to nature conservation, provides several c...