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Once upon a time… there was a marteloscope.
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Once upon a time… there was a marteloscope.

Despite its small size, Luxembourg has already proved to be a very enthusiastic and proactive member of the Integrate Network. It may soon claim the prestigious title of country with the highest density of marteloscopes. With a brand-new website and more marteloscopes to be installed in the coming months, this is only the beginning of...

Comprehensive publication on integrated forest management in Europe online available now
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Comprehensive publication on integrated forest management in Europe online available now

Check out this comprehensive publication striving to show the challenges of forest managers to fulfil the societal demands for forests and especially to integrate the promotion of biodiversity. 44 authors from science, policy, and practice describe in a first section consisting of 12 chapters the driving factors of forest management as national laws and legacies,...

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.

One forest does not fit all: Biodiversity conservation in integrated and segregated forest areas
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One forest does not fit all: Biodiversity conservation in integrated and segregated forest areas

Whether it be a huge European bison or an obscure saproxylic beetle, all forest species have specific and unique requirements for conservation. While some may thrive in wood production forests with integrated conservation strategies, others may require segregated forests with little or no intervention. On the 28th of September, the European Network Integrate sought to progress the discussion of these highly debated questions during its sixth meeting titled:...

Embrace the Green Deal!
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Embrace the Green Deal!

On 24 June, the Integrate Network facilitated by the European Forest Institute organised the first Integrate Webinar. The webinar focused on the European Green Deal and its impacts on forest management and protection in Europe, with a special focus on the integration of biodiversity conservation into sustainable forest management – which is the main focus...

Białowieża forest – in search of the scientific evidence (and why it is still worth meeting and discussing)
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Białowieża forest – in search of the scientific evidence (and why it is still worth meeting and discussing)

While the discussion on the European Green Deal has been unexpectedly intertwined with the planning of the Green Recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, biodiversity conservation and its reconciliation with sustainable forest use is again in the centre of attention of the decision-makers, scientists and the broad society. Again? Or should we rather say – still?

Can nature conservation and wood production be reconciled in managed forests?
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Can nature conservation and wood production be reconciled in managed forests?

Integrated forest management (IFM) can help reconcile critical trade-offs between goals in forest management, such as nature conservation and biomass production. The challenge of IFM is dealing with these trade-offs at the level of practical forest management, such as striving for compromises between biomass extraction and habitat retention. With this background in mind, the paper...