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Forest and nature conservation management in riparian forests – new handbook
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Forest and nature conservation management in riparian forests – new handbook

It sounds like a paradise: Being the largest protected river basin in Europe, the transboundary Mura-Drava-Danube is about to become the first five-country (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia) biosphere reserve in the world under the auspices of UNESCO. The reserve covers an area of about 8,300 km2, which is comparable to more than one million soccer fields. Being extremely rich in biodiversity, it harbours high ecological and...

First Integrate Communication Workshop successfully organized
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First Integrate Communication Workshop successfully organized

How should we best manage our forests? This is the guiding question behind the virtual communication workshop series the secretariat of the European Integrate Network is initiating. Being aware that there is no single answer to this question, in our first training on “Building a Narrative”, we engaged with 19 stakeholders from forest policy, management,...

Summary of Webinar “Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management”
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Summary of Webinar “Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management”

On March 30, the European Network Integrate hosted the webinar “Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management – the way forward”, gathering over 100 attendees. The webinar brought together forest policy experts from the French, German, Italian and Swiss governments to compare country perspectives and lessons learned on how to advance forest biodiversity conservation...

Check out our new Integrate flyer
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Check out our new Integrate flyer

The European Integrate Network promotes cross-sectoral learning and cooperation across country borders on successful approaches for enhancing biodiversity conservation as an integral part of forest management practices. It is also our aim to to act as an open, pro-active interface between research, policy, administrations and practice implementation. Finally, we provide stakeholders a platform for on-site...

First National Meeting of Integrate Network in Spain
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First National Meeting of Integrate Network in Spain

On the 22nd of February 2021, the first meeting of the Spanish partners in the Integrate Network was held. It was a great success in terms of participation, with the attendance of 16 people from different organizations such as the national and regional public administration, private companies, universities and research centres. As a first get-together,...

Report on “How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation” (1st day)
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Report on “How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation” (1st day)

The conference on “How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – a view across Europe”, held on November 9th-11th, 2020 as an online webinar, was named after the title of the upcoming oForest book publication, which compiles expertise of integrated forest management from over 150 authors. Read more about the presentations and discussions of the first day here.