Marie Orban

Ando Eelmaa

Ando Eelmaa, manages his family’s farm in Estonia for now 30 years and has a forestry education. He is the chairman of the board of the Estonian Private Forest Union and of The Nature Fund as well. Ando Eelmaa, the owner of Korjuse-Vanapere farm in his apple orchard. Photo credit: Julia-Maria Linna The Nature Fund (TNF) is an initiative …

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Jordi Pietx

Jordi Pietx is a biologist with an MSc in ecology and environmental sciences. He specialises in nature and landscape conservation and stewardship. He has also worked on environmental and participatory aspects of land planning, conservation, restoration and rural management. Jordi Pietx, Serra del Cadí, Pyrenees, 2021.  ©Jordi Pietx  Inspired by his experience with land stewardship …

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Oriol Baena Crespo

Oriol Baena Crespo, Land Stewardship Agreements technician at the Catalan Herpetological Society (SCH). Oriol studied environmental sciences in Barcelona and Ecology in the Netherlands. He considers himself a European citizen and a nature specialist. He always had a strong interest in topics like nature conservation, agriculture, access to land and rural structures. He has been …

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Barbora Kukrechtová & Ondřej Pospíšil in an old orchard at the butterfly kingdom of Radiměř, Czech Republic. Copyright – Johana Drlíková

Barbora Kukrechtová and Ondřej Pospíšil

Barbora Kukrechtová was a translator in Prague before falling in love with a nature conservationist and, coincidentally, a house lost in the middle of the Czech countryside. She met her partner, Ondřej Pospíšil, three years ago through the conservation group “JARO”. Barbora Kukrechtová & Ondřej Pospíšil in an old orchard at the butterfly kingdom of …

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Daniel Cismas

Daniel Cismas: While on a quest to find purpose and identity for ourselves, we decided to become farmers and work the land. Since 2009, Daniel Cismas has been managing, together with his wife Tincuta, the Topa organic farm in The Saxon Villages Area of southern Transylvania. The land belongs to the Foundation for Cultures and …

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Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice

Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice: Increasing awareness on nature and its diversity is the first step. Béla Jankovich de Jeszenice engages strongly on the intersections of agriculture, the environment and technical and social innovation. He leads the operations of his family’s estate ‘Jankovich Birtok’ in Hungary and is also the Chairman of Commonland’s Board, a charitable …

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The first ENPLC year: sharing knowledge is key!

A better understanding of the sector and private land conservation tools seems crucial. Together, the CLC, fine-tuned key terminology definitions on the topic. It’s accessible on our ENPLC website and is meant to evolve during the entire project. We are organising events addressing specific thematic our community is dealing with. A first and very successful …

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The first ENPLC year: our European policy impacts

What is ENPLC European policy impacts in 2021? Our successful cooperation on the European and policy level was demonstrated in a shared statement on OECMs to the European Commission. Read our joint feedback on OECMs The CLC has also worked together with the European Commission in 2021 to set up a NADEG meeting on the topic of …

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