Carolina Halevy

Project Manager LIFE ENPLC

Easement in Europe – can we support member states on an EU level?

Conservation easements, the legal binding of nature conservation to land, could strongly impact Europe to support the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 and help restore biodiversity in many landscapes. The potential of conservation easements for private land conservation in the EU is confirmed. However, the legal, political, social and economic context differs considerably between European countries. …

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Why do we need regional private land conservation networks?

When struggles and success provide inspiration to everyone May 25th 2022, Orbetello, Italy. It was an scorching weekend. That week, for the second time ever, a small group of nature conservationists and private landowners met in a nature reserve managed by WWF Italy to create a national network of privately protected areas. Participants in front of …

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NADEG meeting on Private Land Conservation

On 19 January, Eurosite-ELCN co-hosted a meeting of the European Commission’s “Expert Group on the Nature Directives” (NADEG) on Tools and Incentives for Private Land Conservation. Traditionally, NADEG has coordinated the implementation of the EU’s core nature conservation legislation: the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (“the Nature Directives”). Lately, NADEG has expanded its scope …

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Internship Opportunities in the LIFE ENPLC project

Eurosite – the European Land Conservation Network is a network of natural site managers. We understand natural sites as any type of land of nature conservation value, regardless of its protection status, ownership or governance. Our scope hence goes explicitly beyond the management of publicly protected areas and includes stakeholders involved in private land conservation and …

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Changes proposed to EU DRAFT TECHNICAL NOTE

The Conservation Landowners Coalition (CLC) was created as a hub at EU level for all collaboratively implemented private land conservation (PLC) activities of the LIFE ENPLC project partners, taking a supervisory role in their implementation and the continuation after the project. The CLC is equally composed of landowners and conservationist partners representing the European Landowners’ Organization (ELO) and Eurosite – the European Land Conservation Network. It …

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Farming Benefits of Nature Conservation Toolkit

The Resifarms toolkit for the conservation of semi-natural habitats in agricultural lands is now available. The toolkit is tailored for farmers and agricultural technicians, and provides a range of tools to explore the benefits that semi-natural habitats provide to biodiversity and farming, as well as tools to properly manage or create such habitats within farmlands. …

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Innovative Business Models for Private Land Conservation

Thinking about how to drive the protection of privately protected land forward, the need for business models that work for landowners and land-users as well as for nature plays a central role. An interesting read by Seema Jayachandran explains how we could take over key elements of the Airbnb business model to do just that. In essence, the idea is to find a middle ground between …

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