mountains in Chile
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ILCN Global Congress

Join private, NGO, and local community land conservationists from around the world at the ILCN’s 2018 Global Congress in Santiago, Chile on January 24-26th, 2018. The Congress is free to all participants.

The 2018 Global Congress will build upon the momentum, conversations, collaborations, and relationships that have emerged over the past several years, including at the First Congress of the ILCN, held in Berlin, Germany in October 2015 and at the Workshop on Emerging Innovations in Conservation Finance, held in Santiago in September 2016.

The Congress will explore a range of topics, focused on how attendees may take specific actions in their home countries to advance private land conservation, as well as the challenges and opportunities ahead for private land conservation. In addition, the Congress will include a field trip that features several important Chilean conservation stories, allowing hosts to share their successes and participants to build relationships in an informal atmosphere.

The ELCN project team will attend the Congress and a study tour in Chile, organised by the International Land Conservation Network (ILCN). The study tour will be an opportunity to see the conservation tools and techniques in use in Chile first hand, and to discuss the potential of their transferability to other countries in Europe.


Please note that due to overwhelming interest in the Congress, it is completely full. If you would like to be put on the waitlist, please contact Emily Myron ( as soon as possible.