2009 Conference in Chile
Conservation Capital in the Americas Conference: January 2009
In January of 2009 leaders of land conservation from across North and South America met in Valdavia, Chile to discuss innovative methods to fund conservation in the Western hemisphere. Among the topics they considered was the creation of conservation easements and land trusts in regions where no such instruments now exist.
Participants gathered at the Universidad Austral de Chile to focus on the best practices for bringing new sources of capital to the conservation of land and biodiversity. Among the 120 participants were public sector legislators and administrators, private entrepreneurs, non-profit experts in the practice of conservation, and professors and students from some 17 universities in North, Central and South America. Click here to read the conference report.