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Dear Catherine,

In this month's newsletter we bring you the latest opportunities available to INTO members, updates from the INTO Secretariat and news from our network.


COVID-19 Funding available

Full members of INTO can apply for up to £2,500 to cover new costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, from Zoom subscriptions to hand sanitiser. The application process is simple and you will hear results within two weeks.

Find out more information and apply for a grant now.

INTO Webinars - Register Now

Thanks for those of you who joined us for a really engaging webinar on working holidays in April. In the next two months, we're discussing two topics at the heart of National Trust operations everywhere: planning and site development.

On 21 May, the Directors National Trusts of Fiji and Jersey will be joined by the former head of planning at the National Trust in England. They'll look at the importance of planning in the built and natural environment, and what lessons can be shared between trusts in diverse parts of the globe.

On 23 June, Kara Roopsingh (Trinidad) and Clea Warner (Scotland) will discuss how to unlock the potential of sites, with a focus on islands that are difficult for the public to access.

Find out more information and register now.

Need volunteer support?

Does your trust have needs that can be met by a virtual volunteer during the pandemic? We are matching skilled volunteers to projects where possible. Please get in touch if we can help.
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Managing invasive species in Europe

IUCN are looking for organisations with programmes that manage invasive vertebrate species, from mink to grey squirrel. Roles for regional experts, workshop facilitators and stakeholders are available. If your organisation would like to get involved, find out more and sign up here.

Thanks to INTO's recently finalised membership of IUCN, we will regularly bring you opportunities to get involved in international conservation work.


INTO's work in 2020, from our Secretary-General

Secretariat News (February - April 2020)
It's only just over a month ago that the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic. And since then the world has changed completely. For many, this has been a terrible and painful time and our hearts go out to our members, supporters and friends affected…Read more

Virtual visits on #WorldHeritageDay

Virtual Visits: Ideas from the INTO Family
On 18 April, INTO members from around the world marked World Heritage Day by sharing their best virtual visits. Beauty and inspiration accessible from your sofa at home! See the world's sites from your sofa with these 14 virtual visits, selected from amongst the responses… Read more

Growing the INTO family

This month we are pleased to welcome the Mehrangarh Museum Trust to the INTO family.

This NGO is based in India's largest state of Rajasthan, where it manages a network of incredible Royal Palaces. We look forward to working more with the MMT in future, be inspired by their stunning sites here.

Network updates

Vacancies in Bavaria and Flanders

Apply to work as Hauptgeschäftsführer at the Bavarian National Trust. This senior role will work closely with the organisation's Director, dealing with sites including the newly acquired Schloss Erkersreuth (left). German is a requirement for the role, which closes 8 May. Read more on Kulturerbe Bayern's website here.
A senior role is also being advertised in Belgium, at our Flemish member Herita. The Afdelingshoofd Erfgoedsites will take responsibility for a broad portfolio of work, and will be in the post at Herita in good time to host the INTO Antwerp conference in 2021. Dutch is required, and CVs are accepted until the end of May. More information here.
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Eagle Owl Chicks in Catalonia

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Fundació Catalunya have recently reported the successful breeding of their pair of Eurasian eagle owls, at the MonNatura Pyrenees Wildlife Centre. The owlets have hatched and are undergoing a process of acclimatisation, before being released into the wild. Read more about this vital conservation work on Fundació Catalunya's website here (in Catalan).