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ILCN-ELCN Global Congress

The 2021 Global Congress of the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and Eurosite - the European Land Conservation Network (Eurosite-ELCN) will bring together an international community of private and civic land conservation practitioners to advance their work and build capacity by sharing expertise in conservation finance, law and policy, organization and governance, land stewardship, and large landscape conservation.

As nations around the world work towards ambitious targets to protect and restore biodiverse, climate-resilient ecosystems, private and civic land conservation is becoming increasingly significant at every scale- from micro reservas in Valencia, Spain to protected areas spanning tens of millions of hectares in Canada’s Far North. Targets such as protecting 30% of lands by 2030 can only be reached by taking a collaborative and inclusive approach that leverages and builds on the capacity of a range of land stewards - landowners, communities, and civic organizations, among others - to undertake voluntary, durable, and effective land conservation action.

Intended Outcomes

  • Increased knowledge of the diversity of tools and strategies being used around the world to protect and steward private land for the long-term;
  • Greater understanding of strategies that can be used to advance private and civic land conservation in specific country contexts;
  • Establishment of productive and actionable relationships among practitioners from around the world, leading to continued knowledge exchange, sharing of expertise, and sense of global community;
  • Recognition and elevation of the role and importance of private and civic land conservation in achieving national and international protected area and biodiversity conservation goals, particularly in the context of post-2020 agenda-setting.

Date and time

8 - 10 December 2021

Location

virtual

Organized by

International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) and Eurosite - the European Land Conservation Network (Eurosite-ELCN)

Participation link

registration