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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...

Integrative multifunctional forest management: a nature-based solution for adapted and resilient forests in Austria
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Integrative multifunctional forest management: a nature-based solution for adapted and resilient forests in Austria

Almost half (47.9 %) of Austria is covered by forests, which have been used by humans for thousands of years.  For nearly half a century, the multifunctionality of forests is legally anchored in the Federal Forestry Act (1975) – reflecting both forests’ great value for human health, animals, and plants, and their important contribution to...

Secondary forestry schools collaborating with Marteloscopes in the Czech Republic
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Secondary forestry schools collaborating with Marteloscopes in the Czech Republic

Did you know that in Czech Republic, there are currently six Marteloscopes available for training of integrative approaches to forest management? However, recent events have not been favourable for the training activities with Marteloscopes. Trainings were first limited by the bark beetle calamity, as the forest managers and workers were very busy battling against the...

Large carnivores and forest ecosystem management in Slovenia
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Large carnivores and forest ecosystem management in Slovenia

Slovenian forestry is known for its management practices which promote natural forest structures, natural regeneration and forest stand development through mimicking natural processes and small-scale disturbances. This, commonly named the “close-to-nature” management approach, integrates ecosystem requirements into sustainable forest management. One of its main goals is biological diversity preservation as an aspect of Slovenian wildlife management. Being part of forest management, both aim to preserve habitats and favourable conservation status of many species. This also includes species that are endangered, vulnerable, or rare on the European...