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.
Private landowners, voluntary conservation programs, and implementation of conservation friendly land management practices
Conservation Letters; A journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
Private land conservation mechanisms are critical components employed by policy makers and conservation professionals to support the stewardship and protection of vital ecosystem services. This study explored perceptions of landowners with property enrolled in the Indiana Classified Forest and Wildlands Program in U.S.A.
LIFE and Land Stewardship; Current Status, Challenges and Opportunities
Report to the European Commission
This report focuses on the LIFE program and its contribution to establishing land stewardship approaches in the EU. The main purpose of this study was to assess the contribution of the LIFE program in engaging private stakeholders in nature conservation and to explore further opportunities to do so in future LIFE projects.
Reviving Europe’s Biodiversity By Importing Exotic Animals
Yale Environment 360
Scientists are conducting intriguing — and counterintuitive — experiments at several sites in Germany: Bringing back long-lost herbivores, such as water buffalo, to encourage the spread of native plants that have fared poorly in Europe’s human-dominated landscape.
An Introduction to Conservation Easements in the United States: A Simple Concept and a Complicated Mosaic of Law
Social Science Research Network
This publication provides a context for the development and implementation of conservation easements in the United States, as well as an overview of relevant legal and policy issues.
Uniform Conservation Easement Act
Uniform Law Commission
Copy of the Uniform Conservation Easement Act as approved by the National Conference in 1981.
Conserving Land Privately: Spontaneous Markets for Land Conservation in Chile
Land Trust Alliance
This article discusses how the free market may provide unexpected help for land conservation, and details the spontaneous market phenomenon of private landowners buying land for conservation purposes in Chile.
Wildlands and Woodlands Report
This report from the Harvard Forest, Harvard University urges the people and Commonwealth of Massachusetts to launch a bold, comprehensive initiative to conserve Wildlands and Woodlands in New England, and the ecological and social values they possess.
Company Reserves; Integrating Biological Reserves Owned and Managed by Commercial Companies into the Global Protected Areas Network- A Review of Options
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
This paper looks at the options for developing company protected areas, current initiatives and implications and gives recommendations for future developments.
Conserving the Stage: Climate Change and the Geophysical Underpinnings of Species Diversity
This study tested how well geology predicts the species diversity of 14 US states and 3 Canadian provinces, using a comprehensive new spatial dataset. The results of this study suggest that protecting geophysical settings will conserve the stage for current and future biodiversity and may be a robust alternative to species-level predictio...
The Private Lands Conservation Initiative in Chile (a chapter within Conservation Capital in the Americas, ed. James Levitt)
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Chilean Private Lands Conservation Initiative is the product of a unique, synergistic, and well-timed collaboration. The Private Lands Initiative stands close to success: passing legislation to provide critical public and private incentives necessary to unleash the enormous potential of private lands conservation in Chile.