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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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The first ENPLC year went promising 

The ENPLC team’s motivation to make a change is highly persistent. Looming climate breakdown and decreasing biodiversity constitute an existential threat to privately-owned land. These threats can only be mitigated sustainably in cooperation with the expertise and work of land conservation practitioners focusing on the most promising private land conservation tools (PLC tools). That way, …

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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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Climate Change and Country Estates

FPG and their partners’ exchanged experiences of combining nature conservation, climate adaptation and heritage protection. When it comes to climate change and water, heritage is barely visible. An important reason is that the heritage and water worlds do not know each other sufficiently. Institutionally, politically, and especially when it comes to research and science, there is …

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ENPLC predecessor project LIFE L.I.F.E is coming to an end

Thank you for joining the ‘Land Is For Ever’ final conference! The 3-year European project, combined European-wide surveys, workshops, interviews, webinars and research, to put insights and ideas of individual landowners, managers and stakeholders into concrete policy, ultimately strengthening private land conservation in Europe. The initial outcomes and lessons learned of the project were used …

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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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The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030: getting to implementation

In the run-up to the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity which will likely take place in China later this year, the momentum for biodiversity conservation around the world is growing, as important political commitments are already being made by dozens of countries to protect 30% of land and waters by 2030. The European Commission …

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