Tax incentives are a useful tool to promote the development of nature conservation initiatives on private land. Despite this, currently in Spain there are no tax incentives specifically designed for this purpose.
This report collects and updates proposals for tax incentives in this area. The analysis is focused on incentives at the state level, and is especially focused on promoting the concept of land stewardship, although other forms of private conservation are also considered.
Hernan Collado Urieta
Račinska, I., Vahtrus, S.
This study was designed with a purpose to document the current situation in the EU member states as regards to the legislative basis for conservation easements. It was found that in 22 out of 25 countries that were analysed, easements (or variations of this mechanism) can be used to dedicate the property to nature conservation purposes in principle. The study confirms that many promising examples can be found in the EU, letting us conclude that most EU member states can apply the concept of conservation easements within the existing legal framework, with only minor adaptations or additions to existing laws. The main challenge is actually not the legal system themselves, but rather a lack of implementation practice and incentives for testing and wider application of this measure.
Dale R. Wright, Candice M.D. Stevens, Daniel Marnewick and Garth Mortimer
This research investigated the challenges facing the conservation agencies implementing the biodiversity stewardship initiative in South Africa, and the opportunities which may be leveraged to further strengthen these organisations.
Račinska, Barratt, Marouli
Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori
Xarxa de Custòdia del Territori - XCT