From the Ground Up: How Land Trusts and Conservancies are Providing Solutions to Climate Change
This Policy Focus Report presents a dozen case studies that demonstrate how land trusts, conservancies, and other nongovernmental civic organizations have meaningfully addressed climate change over the past several decades. These organizations are working to protect land, biodiversity, and historic resources in more than 100 countries on ...
ILCN Webinar: Civically Protected Areas in China
Efforts by civil society to protect land in China have been ongoing since the mid-1990s. Years of work and coordination by conservation practitioners and supporters came to fruition in 2011, when the first land trust in China – the 27,325-acre Laohegou Nature Reserve in Sichuan Province – was established. In 2017, 23 non-governmental ...
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: The Natura 2000 Protected Area Network- History and Future Outlook for Integrating Conservation on Private Lands
Natura 2000, a network of protected areas covering 18% of land and 10% of marine waters for the most valuable and threatened species and habitats across all 28 countries of the European Union, is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. This webinar explores the creation of the network; its evolving approach to int...
ILCN/ ELCN Webinar: Land Conservation, Health, and Well-being
This webinar focuses on the role of open space, parks, and protected areas as a critical part of public health infrastructure, offering multiple benefits for physical and mental health. Speakers from the United States and Spain, two of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, share their perspectives on how land conservation contributes...
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...
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: A Global Survey of Conservation Finance
This global survey provides an overview of conservation finance and explores a range of different approaches from around the world. Experts from the United States, Australia and South Africa share the regionally-unique political, social, and economic opportunities and challenges they have faced. Framed by the aggregate experience of pract...
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Legal Tools for Private Land Conservation in the European Union
This webinar addresses how private land conservation is being implemented under existing EU and national legislation, across differing national legal frameworks. Panelists discuss the legal tools currently used in specific countries, as well as how new legal instruments may be applied to advance private lands conservation in the future.
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Connecting Universities with Land Conservation Organisations
This webinar focuses on efforts underway to understand and foster university/land conservation organisation partnerships. The discussion includes questions such as: What are barriers to and facilitators of such partnerships? What makes a good partnership? When are university researchers best able to answer or address questions for land co...
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Utter Opposites? Conservation in a Commercial Farming Context
In this webinar, panelists present different approaches, from three corners of the world, of how and why farmers are succeeding in combining biodiversity protection with well-run, modern and economically sustainable farms.
ILCN/ELCN Webinar: Using EU LIFE Funding for Private Land Conservation
This webinar provides a programme manager’s perspective on LIFE funding opportunities for private and civic land conservation projects. Organisations that have developed projects and received EU LIFE funding share experiences and insights from the conservation practitioner and LIFE project manager perspective.