Workshop 1: France - PASSED

22-4-2013 / 23-4-2013

This workshop took place on 22 and 23 April 2013 in France. The programme is still available (in English and in French). A summary of the results will be shared here before summer, so stay tuned! If you have any questions please Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. us!

'Rethink and initiate land stewardship in France’



Target groups

The workshop is for a range of actors interested in nature and biodiversity conservation, more particularly:

  • Landowners (including farmers) keen to learn about what land stewardship could mean for them, what the benefits of land stewardship are and how they can apply land stewardship;
  • Site Managers working on nature conservation in and outside Natura 2000 sites;
  • Staff working in outreach / public information functions; 
  • Staff working directly to support implementation of Natura 2000 and other protected areas;
  • Volunteers working to conserve nature on a local and/or regional level;
  • Stakeholders in local communities;
  • Local and national authorities (including involved politics);
  • Biodiversity conservation experts;
  • Land stewardship organisations (non-profit).

Main topics

The workshop is organised by the Conservatoire d'espaces naturels du Languedoc-Roussillon, member of the Fédération des Conservatoires d'espaces naturels present all over France.

The Conservatoires d'espaces naturels (responsible for the management of 2,400 sites based on agreements or purchase) have broad experience with land stewardship. On a daily basis they work to implement land stewardship, which they base on four important principles:

  • rely on knowledge, observations, know-how and share them;
  • work on territories considered as priorities in terms of management and protection issues;
  • work in partnerships with specialists, land managers, voluntaries and citizens;
  • find rules and forms of agreement between stakeholders.


Here you will find the complete draft programme outline (in English) and the programme in French.

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.

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