WORLD

Name Description Link
UNESCO

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture was founded on 16 November 1945.

UNESCO has 195 Members and eight Associate Members. 

 

http://whc.unesco.org/
ICOMOS

The International Council on Monuments and Sites works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is a NGO dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage.

 

http://www.icomos.org
ISCCL

The International Scientific Committee for Cultural Landscapes was created by ICOMOS in partnership with theInternational Federation of Landscape Architects in 1970 and has ever since successfully contributed to ICOMOS.

 

http://www.icomos.org/landscapes

/statutes.htm

IFLA CLC

The International Federation of Landscape Architects, Cultural Landscapes Committee is the body representing Landscape Architects worldwide. It collaborate with international organizations of parallel interests, such as UNESCO, ICOMOS, IUCN, ICCROM, etc.

 

http://www.iflaclc.org/
IUCN

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization.


http://www.iucn.org
FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

http://www.fao.org
GRAIN

It is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems


http://www.grain.org/
ISOCARP

The International Society of City and Regional Planners is a global association of experienced professional planners. It was founded in 1965 in a bid to bring together recognised and highly-qualified planners in an international network.


http://www.isocarp.org/
IRN

The International Rural Network is legally established as a not-for-profit international association.  It seeks to provide opportunities for rural communities worldwide to learn from each other.

 

http://www.international-rural-network.org/

 

EUROPE

Name Description Link

European Commission


Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. It is responsible for the implementation of agriculture and rural development policy.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/

agriculture/index_en.htm

European Commission


Environment Directorate-General. Its objective is to protect, preserve and improve the environment for present and future generations.

 

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/

environment/index_en.htm

Council of Europe

European organization promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in human rights, democratic development, sustainable development...


http://hub.coe.int/

 

RECEP-ENELC

European network of local and regional authorities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.

 

http://www.recep-enelc.net
CIVIL-SCAPE

 Non-governmental organisations for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.

 

http://www.civilscape.org
UNI-SCAPE

Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention.

 

http://www.uniscape.eu/
CEMAT

The Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Spatial/Regional Planning (CEMAT) brings together representatives of the 47 Council of Europe member states in pursuit of a shared objective: the promotion of the territorial dimension of human rights and democracy for a sustainable spatial development of the European Continent.


http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/

cultureheritage/heritage/

cemat/default_en.asp

HEREIN 

The European Heritage Network brings together 44 government departments responsible for cultural heritage under the umbrella of the Council of Europe.

 

http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/

cultureheritage/heritage/

HEREIN/default_en.asp

EUCALAND

Is an expert network that deals with the Agricultural Landscapes of Europe, considering however not only the so-called “Cultural Landscape”, which is more often the picturesque but also the productive landscape, for promoting their consideration and use among their people, preserving their cultural heritage. It cooperates with: UNESCO, CoE and ECOVAST.

 

http://www.eucalandnetwork.eu/
ECOVAST

The European Council for the Village and Small Town, was set up in 1984 to further the well-being of rural communities, and the safeguarding of the rural heritage, throughout Europe.

 

http://www.ecovast.org/
PECSRL

The Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape. It is an international network of landscape researchers focused on the past, present and future of European landscapes.

 

http://www.pecsrl.org/
LANDSCAPE EUROPE

Is an interdisciplinary network of national research institutes with expertise in landscape assessment, planning and management at the interface of policy implementation, education and state-of-the-art science in support of sustainable landscapes.

 

http://www.landscape-europe.net/
IALE-Europe

The International Association for Landscape Ecology was founded in 2009 during the European Congress of Salzburg. It has been created to represent consistently the common landscape ecology approach at the European scale.

 

http://www.iale-europe.eu/
RURALAND

Ten regional authorities, with action capacity in rural development in their corresponding regions, have created a cooperation network for the exchange of knowledge in experiences to contribute to get a territorial cohesion in the Europe of the 27.

 

http://www.ruraland.eu
COPTA

The Cooperation Platform for Territorial Cohesion of Europe was designed to support information and communication among all concerned with the Territorial Agenda of the EU and its implementation process.

 

http://www.eu-territorial-

agenda.eu

European Commission's DG for Agriculture and Rural Development

Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development is responsible for the implementation of agriculture and rural development policy, the latter being managed in conjunction with the other DGs which deal with structural policies. Its mission is to promote the sustainable development of Europe's agriculture and to ensure the well-being of its rural areas. 

 

http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/
EFNCP

The European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism is the only European organisation focusing on the maintenance of low-intensity livestock farming.

 

http://www.efncp.org/
ELO

European Landowners' Organization. Engaging various stakeholders, ELO develops policy recommendations and programmes of action. ELO organises interdisciplinary meetings gathering together key actors from the rural sector and policy makers at the local, regional, national and European level.

 

http://www.european

landowners.org/

EUROPA NOSTRA

Represents a rapidly growing citizens’ movement for the safeguarding of Europe’s cultural and natural heritage. Its pan-European network is composed of 250 member organisations, 150 associated organisations and also 1500 individual members who directly support our mission.

 

http://www.europanostra.org/
ARC 2020

The Agricultural and Rural Convention is a multi-stakeholder platform calling for a real reform of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) of the European Union.

 

http://www.arc2020.eu/front/

about-the-arc/

ELARD

The European LEADER Association for Rural Development is an international non-profit making association set up to improve the quality of life in rural areas and to maintain their population through sustainable, integrated local development.

 

http://www.elard.eu/
AGRI

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development is primarily responsible for examining and amending the European Commission's legislative proposals by preparing reports on agricultural policy for subsequent adoption by the European Parliament in plenary. 


http://www.europarl.europa.

eu/committees/en/AGRI/

home.html

EEA

The European Environment Agency is an agency of the European Union. Its task is to provide sound, independent information on the environment.


http://www.eea.europa.eu/
Save Foundation Safeguard for Agricultural Varieties in Europe. It acts as European umbrella organization for the promotion and coordination of activieties for the conservation of endangered breeds of domestic animals and cultivated plant varieties in the form of live populations.

http://www.save-foundation.net/english/

home.htm

LandLife

Project financed by the European Commission (LIFE+) to exchange, enhance and promote expertise in the management of sites for nature, throughout Europe, by spreading the concept of land stewardship among landowners, public and private organizations and a wider public in general.

 

http://www.landstewardship.eu/ 

EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND REGIONS

Name Description Link
CIHEAM (Mediterranean)

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies was founded at the joint initiative of the OECD and the Council of Europe on 21 May 1962. CIHEAM is made up of four Mediterranean Agronomic Institutes, located in Italy, Greece, France and Spain.

 

http://www.ciheam.org/

La Sabranenque

(France) 


It is a non-profit association in southern France, created in 1969, that works with volunteers on projects dedicater to the preservation, restoration and revitalization of villages and rural sites.

 

http://www.sabranenque.com

/eng/index.html 

CERPAM
(France)


Created in 1977, it is an association of the Chambers of Agriculture, agricultural unions, pastoral groups, forestry agencies, local communities, research institutes, etc; to contribute to the future of the livestock farms, the conservation of natural areas, and the vitality of the territories of the Provence, the Alps and the Mediterranean.

 

http://www.cerpam.fr/ 

AScA

(France)


It is a comany deboted to: rural development, environmental economics, information systems, sustainable development, assessment of public policies and public participation. It is also a member of the European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism .

 

http://www.asca-net.com

Deutsches Forum Kulturlandschaft (Germany)

It is a German forum for cultural landscapes, where many societies, associations, trusts and other groups that are deicated to the welfare of cultural landscapes, participate.

 

http://www.forum-kulturlandschaft.de/

Büro für Landschaft und Service (Germany)


It is a office for landscape advice in the analysis, preparation and implementation of cultural landscapes' nominations.

 

 

http://www.bfls.de/

The Leibinz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)


It explores ecosystems in agricultural landscapes and the development of ecologically and economically tenable land use systems.

 

http://www.zalf.de/en/portal/Pages/default.aspx

The Heritage

Council (Ireland)

Its mission is to engage, educate and advocate to develop a wider understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental and economic well-being. 


http://www.heritagecouncil.ie

Fondazione

Benetton Studi Ricerche (Italy)

The Foundation relies on a permanent working group. Their job is to help laces towards a future with new forms and new life while safeguarding their original character and their distinctive features.

 

http://www.fbsr.it/fbsr.php/

Landscape/Landscape

 

Landscape Management Netherlands

It is an allicance between 12 provincial landscape management organizations aiming at conserving and developing landscape by working together with individuals, organizations, companies and government bodies, through projects and through lobbying.

 

http://www.landschapsbeheer.nl 

DGOTDU

(Portugal)

The Dictorate-General for Spatial Planning and Urban Development is the national public body responsible for pursuing the policy of spatial planning and urbanism.

 

http://www.dgotdu.pt/ 

ILE

(Slovakia)

The Institute of Landscape Ecology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, is an interdisciplinary scientific institute for research, coordination and elaboration of ecological plans and projects.

 

http://www.uke.sav.sk

Grupo de Investigación Paisaje Cultural (GIPC)

(Spain)


It is a research group that explores and innovates in landscape studies integrating the fields of architecture, engineering, territory, urbanism, environment, social sciences, history and art.

 

http://gipaisajecultural.dpa-etsam.com/
Observatori del Paisatge (Spain)

Advisory body of the Government of Catalonia and Catalan society in general on matters of landscape.

 

http://www.catpaisatge.net/

Centro de Estudios Paisaje y Territorio (Spain)


Advisory body of the Government of Andalucia dedicated to the protection and management of Landscapes in Andalucia.

http://www.paisajeyterritorio

.es/

Pastores por el Monte Mediterraneo
(Spain)


It is an association of scientists, shepherds and regional government staff who are working to maintain extensive livestock grazing. (www.efncp.org). It also collaborates with the European Forum on nature Conservation and Pastoralism.

 

http://www.pastoresmonte.org/

Zentrum

Landschaft WSL (Switzerland)

The Landscape Research Center WSL investigates the causes of landscape change and its effects on society and environment.

 

http://www.wsl.ch/forschung/

landschaftsentwicklung/zentrum/

index_DE

The Landscape Research Centre

(United Kingdom)

The Landscape Research Centre was registered as a charity in 1980 to promote research into the evolution of the landscape from the Palaeolithic to the present, and to publish the results.

 

http://www.landscape

researchcentre.org

English Heritage 

(United Kingdom)

Government's statutory adviser on the historic environment. Officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.

 

http://www.english-heritage.

org.uk/

National Trust 

(United Kingdom)

UK conservation charity, protecting historic places and green spaces, and opening them up for ever, for everyone.

 

http://www.nationaltrust.org.

uk/

Natural England

(United Kingdom)

It is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Its purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.

 

http://www.naturalengland.

org.uk/

ACRE 

(United Kingdom)

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is a charity that acts as the national organisation for thirty-eight Rural Community Councils across England.

 

http://www.acre.org.uk/

ASHTAV 

(United Kingdom)


Association of Small Historic Towns and Villages. www.­ashtav.­org.­uk

The Countryside Agency. Countryscape 

(United Kingdom)

Countryscape is a multi-disciplinary company that operate in the environmental, heritage and voluntary sectors, providing expertise in design and communication, events and consultation, mapping, landscape and place-making, and work with everyone from European bodies to national agencies, local authorities, volunteer groups, charities and private businesses.

 

http://countryscape.org
CPRE (United Kingdom)

Campaing to protect rural England is a registered charity with over 60,000 members and supporters. Formed in 1926 by Sir Patrick Abercrombie to limit urban sprawl and ribbon development.

 

http://www.cpre.org.uk/

Scottish Natural Heritage SNH 

(United Kingdom)

Promote care for and improvement of the natural heritage. Help people enjoy it responsibly. Enable greater understanding and awareness of it. Promote its sustainable use, now and for future generations.

 

http://www.snh.gov.uk/about-snh/

Countryside

Council for Wales 

(United Kingdom)

Is the Government's statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.

 

http://www.ccw.gov.uk/default.

aspx?lang=en

NORTH OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

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ASIA AND PACIFIC

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DSE

(Australia)

The Department of Sustainability and Environment leads the Victorian Government's efforts to sustainably manage water resources and catchments, climate change, bushfires, parks and other public land, forests, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation

http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/ 

NORTH AMERICA

Name Description Link

The Rural Landscape Institut

(U.S)

It is a  non-profit organization funded to enable farmers, ranchers, and rural communities to thrive in the 21st Century by developing programs that enhance their economic viability and secure the health of the land.

 

http://www.rurallandscape

institute.org/

ASLA

(U.S)

American Society of Landscape Architects. Founded in 1899, to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.

 

http://www.asla.org/

Living Landscape Observer

(U.S)

It offers commentary and information on the emerging field of large landscape conservation. This approach emphasizes the preservation of a “sense of place” and blends ingredients of land conservation, heritage preservation, and sustainable community development.

 

http://livinglandscapeobserver.

net/

National Park Service

(U.S.)

Created in 1916, the National Park Service is the U.S. federal agency that manages all national parks, manynational monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. http://www.nps.gov/index.htm

The Cultural Landscape Foundation

(U.S.)


The foundation provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many have learned to do with buildings and their designers. http://tclf.org/

SOUTH AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Name Description Link
BID

The Inter-American Development Bank supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. It aims to bring about development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way.


http://www.iadb.org 
RIMIPS

Founded in 1986, Rimisp – Latin American Center for Rural Development is a regional non-profit organization that conducts applied research in support of institutional change, productive transformation and capacity building of actors and social groups in Latin American rural societies.


http://www.rimisp.org/en/

 GEPAMA

(Argentina)

The Grupo de Ecología del Paisaje y Medio Ambiente is an interdisciplinary research group form the Buenos Aires University, focused in Landscape Ecology and Envairoment studies. 


http://www.gepama.com.ar/