After a successful first project year, we are looking forward to continuing our work in 2022. Here are some event highlights of what we have planned for this year.
On 21st May, the project team will meet in person for the first time in Mon Sant Benet, Spain to celebrate 30 years of LIFE.
We will continue to build national networks for private land conservation. Our project partner WWF Italy will host the second meeting of Italian PPA managers in Orbetello this May. The first Portuguese meeting of PPA managers will take place in September.
In June, the project’s Conservation Finance Working Group will organise a webinar on the topic of ‘tax deductibility of cross-boundary donations’. During the summer and fall, project partners will host various BioBlitzes and work camps. The first one will be organised by Montis in Portugal during the first week of July. In August, we will start a conservation training programme for landowners. We will trial the concept in four courses: on wetland conservation (Belgium), pollinator conservation (Belgium), fire management (Portugal), and economic opportunities for nature conservation on private land (Romania). The training courses will consist of a theoretical part and a practical workshop in the field. In September, we will organise a workshop in Brussels on the potential value of citizen science for private land conservation. A webinar in November will introduce private landowners and conservationists to various types of conservation agreements. Finally, a workshop on privately protected area designation and recognition in December will conclude this busy year. We will share more information about these events with you in the coming months via the ILCN and Eurosite newsletters.