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Global Congress to 2020 of the ILCN & ELCN

Private and civic land conservation is becoming increasingly significant in conservation efforts around the world.

The 2020 Global Congress of the International Land Conservation Network and the European Land Conservation Network will bring together an international community of private and civic land conservation practitioners to build capacity by sharing expertise in conservation finance, conservation law and policy, organization and governance, and land stewardship, management and restoration.

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, and will kick off with a field trip to Monserrat Natural Park, featuring important Catalonian private land conservation initiatives. It will then alternate between a series of plenary lectures and several sessions of concurrent workshops. The workshops will cover a wide range of diverse topics presented by experienced colleagues and experts. They will run as five sessions concurrently within five areas of focus. Each workshop will be 90 minutes in length and will consist of a series of presentations by multiple speakers, followed by a facilitated panel discussion and an active dialogue with the audience, in which participants work collaboratively to advance their collective understanding of a particular topic. Workshops will focus on conservation finance, law and policy, organisation and governance, land restoration, and stewardship and management.

For more information on Congress format and a programme, please visit our dedicated event page.