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.
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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Third Global Congress of the International Land Conservation Network and first Congress of the European Land Conservation Network has been postponed to 14-16 April 2021 near Barcelona, Spain. On April 22nd 2020, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the International Land Conservation Network, the European Land Conservation Network, and Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera will convene the global private and civic land conservation community via an online plenary session, where we will introduce a webinar series to be held over the course of 2020. Please visit the Global Congress page for more information.
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.
GlobalInternational Outlook for Privately Protected Areas: Summary Report
ILCN / UNDP summary report on the international outlook for privately protected areas in 30 countries.
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.
GlobalILCN Webinar: Sylvia Bates on Standards and Practices for Land Trusts (Video)
As private land conservation initiatives grow and mature around the world, organizations and networks in many countries are considering establishing standards and practices to build trust and ensure the integrity of their work. This session features Sylvia Bates, Director of Standards and Educational Services at the LTA.