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.
Report on the Workshop on Emerging Innovations in Conservation Finance
In September 2016, 63 conservation practitioners, private landowners, finance experts, and elected officials from eight counties, primarily in the Americas, gathered in Chile to build on and sharpen concepts that are making, or have the potential to make, a substantial impact on conservation finance in the Western Hemisphere and beyo...
ILCN Webinar: What does the Paris Climate Agreement mean for land conservation organizations?
Join conservation finance experts to learn how land conservation organizations can engage in the Paris Climate Agreement framework.
BirdLife South Africa Tax Incentive Used
BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa's Fiscal Benefits Project has successfully included the very first biodiversity tax incentive for Nature Reserves in an annual tax return. Section 37D allows a landowner who has declared a Nature Reserve to deduct the value of the land from their taxable income. This was achieved on behalf of a landowner for the very...
Landscape Connectivity: A call to action
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Creating landscapes with healthy, functioning ecosystems is not only key to making progress towards the environmental targets embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals, but also to addressing multiple social and economic targets that depend partly or wholly on the benefits that ecosystems provide to people.
Angelo Salsi's Remarks at 2016 Rally
Angelo Salsi, Head of the LIFE Unit at the European Commission, remarks on private land conservation at 2016 Land Trust Alliance Rally.
ILCN e-Newsletter, January 2017
Happy New Year and stories of efforts to designate the Niagara River North America's first transborder Ramsar site, to conserve private land along the Rio Bita in Colombia, to advance Natura 2000 through the new European Solidarity Corps, and more
Green Bonds and Land Conservation: A New Investment Landscape?
Green bonds are experiencing explosive growth, but are they a useful new financing tool to bridge conservation funding shortfalls or just the latest chapter in greenwashing?
ILCN e-Newsletter, December 2016
A review of the ILCN Cross-Border Workshop, payments for ecosystem services schemes in Uganda, the Australian Land Conservation Alliance Conference, and US updates on how land fared in the election and the latest land trust census results.
Technical guidelines for the design and management of participatory connectivity conservation and restoration projects at the landscape scale in Latin America
Herrera Fernández, Bernal
This document recounts the authors’ experience in participatory conservation processes that seek terrestrial biodiversity connectivity. Its documentation of this experience hopefully can contribute to the conservation and restoration of ecological connectivity in other parts of Latin America and the world.
Nature-based solutions to address global societal challenges
This report has been prepared as part of an effort by IUCN to define its position on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and plan for future work to advance this concept and support effective implementation of NbS to enhance ecosystem services provision and address societal challenges.