The European Private Land Conservation Network (LIFE ELCN) is carrying out a study on the use of easements as a conservation tool in the European Union. Conservation easements are a tool of property law that can be used for voluntary restrictions of land use rights on properties without transfer of ownership. Please help us better understand the current use and growth potential of this conservation tool by filling out this 3-minute online questionnaire. 

Background information: In 2018 NABU and the ELCN published the first EU-wide study on the legal bases of using easements for nature conservation (available for download on the ELCN website). The study showed that in 22 of the 25 EU member states analysed, there are no major legal barriers to using easements (or similar tools) for dedicating a property to nature conservation purposes. However, it did not investigate in detail where conservation easements are already being used or for what purposes.