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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy
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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy

The new EU Forest Strategy has hit the forest headlines over the summer and, in a timely online debate, policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the strategy means for those it affects. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.
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“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.

Since the First National Meeting of the Integrate Network in Spain (more details here), Spanish partners of the Network have been working in the development of the booklet of the “Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope (to be published soon). This process has led to engaging discussions about many topics, from the main challenges related to forest...

Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions
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Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions

How will climate change affect England’s trees and woodlands? What measures can be taken to minimize risks and ensure the protection of woodlands for future generations? How to cope with simultaneous threats such as tree pests and diseases? Based on the UK Forestry Standard’s governmental approach for sustainable forest management, the Forestry Commission published a...

Friends or foes? Managing bark beetles in the 21st century
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Friends or foes? Managing bark beetles in the 21st century

Outbreaks of bark beetles have devastated vast swaths of forests across Europe, flooding media headlines and concerning forest owners, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The outbreaks affected many countries such as Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Germany, Sweden, or France and challenged not only forest management but entire societies. The unprecedented areas of dead and often...

Learn, exchange, decide – with a variety of demonstration objects of forest management in the Czech Republic
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Learn, exchange, decide – with a variety of demonstration objects of forest management in the Czech Republic

Climate instability, a constantly changing global timber market and an increasing social demand for nonproduction functions of forests put our forest management under big pressure. To be proactive means to reflect these growing challenges in our strategies of sustainable and multifunctional forest management. Currently, the Czech forestry sector once again explores the possibilities of a...

More than 200 forest stakeholders trained in Italian marteloscope
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More than 200 forest stakeholders trained in Italian marteloscope

Recently over two hundred forest technicians, professionals, naturalists, biologists, public administration officials, entrepreneurs, forest workers, students and operators of protected areas met in Lazio region, within Sala State Forest (Rieti), for two days of field experience. The activities took place in the Rieti-Lazio marteloscope belonging to the European Integrate Marteloscope Network. Part of the exercises...

Celebrating Biodiversity Governance in Slovenia
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Celebrating Biodiversity Governance in Slovenia

Best practice examples from the INTERREG EUROPE project BIOGOV Did you know that when we make plans for our forests, we have to consider the next 50 or even 100 years? You can imagine: Forest management is not an easy thing to do – and decisions taken are often subjects to controversy. To reduce the...

Integrate Network Communications Workshop on June 24: “Engaging with Media”
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Integrate Network Communications Workshop on June 24: “Engaging with Media”

In our second Integrate Communications Workshop, we will focus on “Engaging with Media”. Together with science and environmental journalists, we will learn how media mechanisms work and what they are seeking to hear from policymakers, practitioners and researchers. Jointly, we will also discuss the language to use when communicating with media, and how you can...

New procedures in Croatian Forest Management
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New procedures in Croatian Forest Management

Before the Amendments to the “Nature Protection Act” were adopted in the Republic of Croatia in 2018, the Ministry responsible for nature protection required that nature protection conditions were fully incorporated into forest management plans. If the conditions were met and approved by the Ministry responsible for nature protection, the plan could then be sent for approval by the Ministry responsible for forestry.   However, the Amendments of the Nature Protection Act, and the adoption of the new “Forest Act and Ordinance...