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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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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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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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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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