The Global Emergence of Private Land Conservation
Date: February 11, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Lincoln House, 113 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Speakers: Peter R. Stein and Laura Johnson
Non-government organizations (NGOs) all around the world are engaged in innovative land conservation activity. Many of these initiatives are being modeled on American land trusts, but also involve strategies that go well beyond the U.S. land trust toolkit. Peter Stein, the 2012-2013 Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will share the breadth of these private land conserving efforts across the globe and highlight select examples of individual NGO action and networked associations. The presentation will include a comprehensive examination of innovative NGO land conservation activity in more than 35 countries across the globe, many of them relying on growing information networks of NGO practitioners from New Zealand to Chile. He will also reflect on his personal experience as one of the many architects of the U.S. land trust movement over the past 35 years, and the potential for establishing an international network. Laura Johnson, immediate past President of Massachusetts Audubon Society, will offer a brief commentary on the presentation.
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