Objective 7

A.1.2, B.1

Alan Phillips

This article was written in cooperation with Margot Leemans and Alec van Havre.  In the diversified Campine countryside, in the north of Belgium, landowner Alan Phillips manages a picturesque estate where woodlands, crescent dunes, purple heather, grasslands and marshes landscape the sandy soils. Alan explains about forest management. Photo credit: Valérie Vandenabeele.After his industrial career, …

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Ando Eelmaa

Ando Eelmaa, the owner of Korjuse-Vanapere farm in his apple orchard. Photo credit: Julia-Maria Linna 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. The Nature Fund (TNF) is an initiative …

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ENPLC member ADEPT: financing nature through biodiversity and carbon credits

LIFE ENPLC Project Partner Fundatia ADEPT, in partnership with Biodiversity Credit Company, is developing an innovative combined biodiversity and carbon credit scheme in Transylvania, one of only two such projects worldwide. Through these credits, the commercial market will support the long-term maintenance of grassland biodiversity at the landscape scale and support traditional farming communities. Through …

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Jordi Pietx

Jordi Pietx, Serra del Cadí, Pyrenees, 2021.  ©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. Inspired by his experience with land stewardship …

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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 & Ondřej Pospíšil in an old orchard at the butterfly kingdom of Radiměř, Czech Republic. Photo credit: Johana DrlíkováBarbora 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 …

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