Keynote Speaker

 “From Montesquiu to mare magnum”

Climate change, biodiversity loss, economic despair and disparity, over-development, under-development, food security, political tensions—Europe is awash in a confusion of issues and problems. Those of us who care about the special places we love can easily be overwhelmed by the magnitude of the challenges we face. But the land of land stewardship provides terra firma where we can find our balance, both physically and metaphorically.

The keynote speech will provide perspective and inspiration from across the mare magnum.

 Update: Now you can read the Keynote Speech by clicking here!


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Brent A. Mitchell is Senior Vice President for Stewardship at QLF Atlantic Center for the Environment, an NGO in the United States of America. A longtime member of IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas, he leads a specialist group on Privately Protected Areas and Nature Stewardship. Brent has over 25 years of experience organising conservation exchanges between Europe and North America, and elsewhere. Brent is a founding member of the US National Park Service’s Stewardship Institute, and immediate past president of the George Wright Society, the professional association of parks and protected area managers, scientists and educators.

Best LIFE Information project

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The LANDLIFE project (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) will be awarded one of the 5 best LIFE Information projects 2015.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit

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