XCT will be present in the 1st International Land Conservation Congress in Berlin

The Congress will be in Berlin (Germany), from 19th to 21th of October. 

The mission of the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN) is to increase the capacity of private and civic (NGO) land conservation groups around the world. Since its founding in September 2014, the Network has already brought together a diverse range of people and organizations from Europe, North and South America, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The first Congress of the International Land Conservation Network will highlight outstanding practices and innovations in the field, ranging from conservation finance to legal frameworks for voluntary land conservation, organizational strategies and new forms of land stewardship. Invited speakers and participants will share their insights with one another and discuss how to expand the scale and effectiveness of private and civic (NGO) land conservation efforts around the world.

During the Congress XCT will participate in the next concurrent session:

- Tuesday 20th of October (from 11:15 to 12:30h). Was it worth it? - Monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of private land conservation. On this session Marc Vilahur (president of the XCT) and Marta Subirà (General Director of Environmental Policies, Government of Catalonia) will participate as speakers. In addition the session will have the contribution of Laura Johnson, ILCN and Land Trust Alliance, US; Mike Jebson, QEII Trust, New Zealand; Lindsay Mackinlay, National Trust of Scotland.

Other people linked to the LandLife project will participate in the Congress:

- Miquel Rafa (Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera, Spain) on the Concurrent Session Traditional tools to finance land conservation.

- Hernan Collado (lawyer, Spain) on the Concurrent Session Opportunities and constraints: conservation easements and servitudes in civil code jurisdictions.

- Víctor Gutiérrez (Fundación Biodiversidad) and Amaya Sánchez (Foro de Redes y Entidades de Custodia del Territorio) on the Concurrent Session Greater than the sum of its parts: conservation and stewardship networks.

About the International Land Conservation Network

The International Land Conservation Network is connecting organizations and people who are accelerating voluntary private protection and stewardship of land and water resources. A recent International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report said “privately protected areas deserve far greater recognition and support than is the case at the moment". Among others, it explicitly mentioned training and improved knowledge-sharing and information.

For more information visit: www.landconservationnetwork.org


Best LIFE Information project

best life

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

  • Landlife Congress
    • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016

      National Land Conservation Conference (29th year of Rally). Minneapolis.
      Organized by the Land Trust Alliance. From 28th to 30th of October.

    • Natura 2000 Day

      Natura 2000 Day

      In May, people across Europe will get to celebrate the European Union's Natura 2000 network. A variety of exciting events are being organised at Natura 2000 sites on and around Saturday, 21 May 2016 for members of the public and visitors to these protected havens.

    • Workshop on sustainable forestry in the UK

      The 1st workshop in a series of 4 will take place in Milverton, Somerset, UK from 17-20 March 2016.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/