In the framework of the ELCN, WWF Oasi convened the first ever national meeting of Italian privately protected areas in Orbetello from 3 to 5 April.
More than 50 participants representing various organisations and families who own land that is voluntarily dedicated to nature conservation participated in the meeting. The participants presented their respective private nature reserves and exchanged their experiences with regard to common challenges (e.g. funding, public support, management). The meeting was considered very successful. Participants expressed their interest to develop an Italian Private Land Conservation Network and to meet again in the future. More information on the new network can be found on its Facebook page.