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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...

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...

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...

Locally adapted concepts promote biodiversity in Europe’s forestry: new anthology published
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Locally adapted concepts promote biodiversity in Europe’s forestry: new anthology published

Almost everywhere in Europe, forest biodiversity has decreased in recent decades. At the same time, the society’s expectations of the forest have increased. Therefore, many forest owners in Europe use the forest today in a way that, in addition to wood production, it also covers other demands of society. The recently published book on “How...

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...