Africa’s landscapes need (you)th

30 Mar 2021

Did you know? By 2030, the youth population in Africa could reach 1.3 billion. Young people are not only one of the largest demographics in Africa, but also bring the greatest enthusiasm, creativity and potential to innovation and restoration. On 2-3 June 2021, GLF will host a digital conference focused entirely on restoring Africa’s drylands, which stretch over two-thirds of the continent’s land area and are home to around 45% of its population – and they’re particularly vulnerable to degradation and climate change.

Join us for a virtual road trip

25 Feb 2021

After last year’s successful digital journey on biodiversity, this year the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) is taking you on a virtual ‘road trip’ to check out restoration practices across Africa’s drylands. If you’re a student or young professional with a strong interest in restoring Africa’s drylands, concerned about the degradation of your ecosystem, and eager to act, this trip is for you.

6 countries, 6 restoration projects

15 Feb 2021

Need some restoration inspiration, or just a chance to travel virtually to diverse corners of the globe and see new landscapes through local eyes? In this special edition of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) newsletter, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Restoration Stewards blogs. This year, Camille, Marlon, Charity, Analì, Sumarni and Grace will share their restoration stories, including successes, challenges, progress and experiences.

4 must-attend events & a big welcome to Youth 4 Nature

27 Jan 2021

This year, get involved with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL). Contribute to YIL’s 2021 program by joining a project team: social media, fundraising, and project or event development.

Youth activists demand 4 changes from governments. Why?

13 Jan 2021

In this special edition of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative (YIL) newsletter, we’re excited to announce the launch of an open letter that serves as the preamble to seven biodiversity policy recommendations. Both documents were compiled and written by the Global Landscapes Forum’s youth community.

6 stewards set out to restore 2021

24 Dec 2020

This year saw the launch of the Restoration Stewards program, and it’s now time to jump on the one-year-long adventure with the 6 Restoration Stewards. From Costa Rica and Argentina, to Kenya, Indonesia and the Philippines, get ready to go on a global journey of landscape restoration.

we are nature and nature is us

24 Nov 2020

What happened at the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health? Some 5,000 participants tuned in from 148 countries, to explore the nexus between biodiversity and health, while more than 20 youth speakers contributed to an intergenerational dialogue for bringing the necessary transformative change.

Yes, YOU can inform the post-2020 biodiversity agenda

24 Oct 2020

GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference kicks off tomorrow! For 48 hours (28-29 October) experts from all sectors and all regions will be holding a global conversation for biodiversity. You can’t miss that!

Share your talent, free ticket to biodiversity event

1 Sep 2020

Want to be part of the team bringing the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference to life? Want a free ticket? Put your hand up to volunteer, and we’ll put your name on the door. There’s space for a range of talents and interests: you might choose to take notes during your favorite sessions, support the digital GLF team, or put your hat in the ring to moderate a session! Apply now, spots are limited.

3 opportunities, 2 with deadlines

1 Aug 2020

Join policy makers, creators, Indigenous Peoples, scientists, activists and many others from across the globe for the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference, to explore the interlinkages between thriving biodiversity and human health! Youth up to 35 get a special discount.

Learn more about upcoming opportunities and different ways of getting involved with the Youth in Landscapes Initiative