The International Land Conservation Network connects civic and private organizations and people, across boundaries and around the world, to accelerate the protection and strengthen the management of land and natural resources.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into even greater focus the importance of land conservation across multiple scales for the well-being of human and natural communities. We look forward to convening our global community of practice to share experience, best practices, and our renewed commitment to accelerating effective private and civil society contributions to international conservation targets.
In light of ongoing uncertainty regarding international travel, the 2021 Global Congress will be a hybrid event. We will meet both online and in-person at Món Sant Benet near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. More information regarding session proposals, agenda, and registration information will be forthcoming in coming months.
Information regarding the 2021 Global Congress will be updated regularly on the following page: 2021 Global Congress
The body of literature exploring private and civic land conservation is constantly growing, both in scope and scale. Three outstanding new publications are featured below.
GlobalILCN ELCN Earth Day Online Plenary (Video)
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.
GlobalILCN Webinar: Holistic Landscape Conservation in the 21st Century (Video)
In this Webinar, 2019 Kinsbury Browne Fellow Michael Whitfield makes a case for holistic landscape conservation efforts, discusses elements of holistic landscape collaboration that meet both ecological and social goals, and examines the consequences of their implementation in multiple settings.
GlobalReport on the Large Landscape Peer Learning Initiative: The Journey of the First Cohort
The Large Landscape Peer Learning Initiative (LLPLI) is an effort designed to: help articulate, through peer exchange and sharing of best practices, the strategic vision of large landscape conservation initiatives around the globe, and to monitor the implementation of these strategic visions over time.
The civic and private land conservation community works across six continents to protect and steward treasured landscapes.View our Locations