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Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages
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Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages

Published in July 2023, the Guidelines on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management are now available as brochure in all EU languages. They’ve been translated to facilitate a better use by local forest actors and stakeholders across European countries. Why develop Guidelines on a Closer-to-Nature Forest Management ? Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 sets a path for...

‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  
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‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  

New policy report with chapter on integrating biodiversity conservation with forest management  From yet undiscovered biodiversity to resilient forests and the impact of food consumption on nature: 64 experts have now pooled their knowledge and recommendations and published them in the form of “10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Research” for 2024. The new report from...

Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests
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Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests

In spring 2023, two two-day field courses on biodiversity in managed forests took place in Denmark. Five fact sheets were developed as science-based and practical course materiel aimed at forest managers and forest owners. The courses were organized by Copenhagen University, Center for Marcroecology, Evolution and Climate. The fact sheets are now available in English....

Meet the Integrate Chair 2024!
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Meet the Integrate Chair 2024!

In a rotating chairmanship, each year, the members vote for the chair and the composition of the Steering Committee, consisting of the recent, current and future chair as well as two additional Members based on geographical balance. This approach provides chair countries amongst others with the initiative to take up relevant topics during their chairmanship...

ForestMoocForChange: the first free online course on Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF)!
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ForestMoocForChange: the first free online course on Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF)!

The need to embark on a transition in forestry practices is now obvious to most of us. However, it is not always easy to know how to move towards alternatives that combine the profitable production of quality wood with the enhancement of biodiversity and the protection of ecosystem services.  Co-financed by the European Union, ForestMoocForChange...

Press release: FNR-Pressemitteilung
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Press release: FNR-Pressemitteilung

Dauerwald trotzt dem Klimawandel Auswirkungen naturnaher Waldwirtschaft auf Beobachtungsflächen untersucht Der naturnah bewirtschaftete, gemischte Dauerwald könnte sich im Klimawandel gegenüber dem traditionell bewirtschafteten Altersklassenwald als erfolgversprechenderer Ansatz erweisen. Anlass zu dieser Einschätzung geben die Untersuchungsergebnisse des vom Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft geförderten wissenschaftlichen Projektes „Dauerwald“. Die Projektbeteiligten der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Naturgemäße Waldwirtschaft Deutschland e. V....

Take-home messages from the Forest Europe High-Level Talks 2023
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Take-home messages from the Forest Europe High-Level Talks 2023

The current Integrate Chair, Michel Leytem, was invited to the Forest Europe High-Level Policy Dialogue on 9 November in Berlin. Together with Alessandra Stefani (Director General of Italy), Þröstur Eysteinsson (EUFORGEN representative), and Juha S. Niemelä (EUSTAFOR representative), Boris Erg (IUCN European office representative) and Marcus Lindner (EFI senior researcher), they built the the high-profile...

Registration open: Workshop on preserving and managing Mediterranean forest habitats
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Registration open: Workshop on preserving and managing Mediterranean forest habitats

The European Union recently published new guidelines to “to promote biodiversity-friendly and adaptive forest management as part of a common framework for closer-to-nature forest management“.Although it is relatively common in Central Europe, it has been sparsely adopted in Southern Europe and remains limited to local experiences. The activities of the LIFE GoProForMED project converge with what is hoped for by the...

Marteloscope in Bosnia Herzegovina
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First marteloscope established in Bosnia Herzegovina: Using marteloscopes for training management measures in beech coppice forests

Author: Bruno Marić The marteloscope network is constantly growing: While there exist several training sites in the Western Balkan region, namely in Serbia, the first training site was recently established in Bosnia Herzegovina. Following the set-up a training event was conducted on October 6th, 2023, in Kupres. It focussed on the practical implementation of guidelines...