A report about LIFE and Land Stewardship has been published by NEEMO.

The LIFE external monitoring team (NEEMO) has just published a thematic report entitled "LIFE and Land Stewardship: Current status, challenges and opportunities". In this report to the European Commission, the authors assess the contribution made by the LIFE programme in engaging private stakeholders in nature conservation. The comprehensive report also explores how LIFE projects could further contribute to land stewardship agreements throughout the EU.

The report arrives at a time when the issue of land stewardship is being actively debated in the EU. For example, an EU study on Alternative Ways to Support Private Land Conservation was published in June 2015, while the First Annual Congress of the International Land Conservation Network took place on 19-21 October 2015 in Berlin.

Land stewardship has great potential to be more widely used as a practical tool to implement policies and legal instruments for biodiversity conservation, according to the LIFE and Land Stewardship report’s authors. Their aim is to help inspire the uptake of land stewardship practices on a much wider scale, and to promote the adoption of available land stewardship mechanisms that to date have only sporadically been used.

See the report "LIFE and Land Stewardship: Current status, challenges and opportunities".

Best LIFE Information project

best life

The LANDLIFE project (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) will be awarded one of the 5 best LIFE Information projects 2015.

  • Landlife Congress
    • Land Trust Alliance Rally 2016

      National Land Conservation Conference (29th year of Rally). Minneapolis.
      Organized by the Land Trust Alliance. From 28th to 30th of October.

    • Natura 2000 Day

      Natura 2000 Day

      In May, people across Europe will get to celebrate the European Union's Natura 2000 network. A variety of exciting events are being organised at Natura 2000 sites on and around Saturday, 21 May 2016 for members of the public and visitors to these protected havens.

    • Workshop on sustainable forestry in the UK

      The 1st workshop in a series of 4 will take place in Milverton, Somerset, UK from 17-20 March 2016.



LandLife (LIFE10 INF/ES/540) has been made possible by the European Commission’s LIFE programme. For more information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/