The Fundación Tierra Austral (FTA) is the most prominent land trust in Chile and one of the prominent private land conservation organizations functioning outside the US. FTA is pioneering the use of Chile's breakthrough law, the Derecho Real de Conservación (DRC), which is the Chilean equivalent of the conservation easement, adapted to the Napoleonic legal system. After years of hard work and planning, FTA is now protecting land throughout the country using DRC agreements. It is also building a respected international Board of Directors, creating financial incentives for private conservation, exploring forest carbon projects and industrial mitigation offsets, and increasing awareness about the critical importance of private lands conservation among a diverse range of stakeholders. This presentation by FTA staff and board members will offer an informative and inspiring glimpse at the world of land trusts outside the US.