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Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia
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Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia

On the 9th of September, the Czech state forest enterprise Lesy České Republiky (LČR) organized a joint meeting with colleagues from Germany’s Sachsenforst state forests at the Křivoklát forest, in Central Bohemia. At the Marteloscope Křivoklát area, foresters from Saxony got to know the integrated approach to forest management of the Křivoklát area. The training...

Why should we all learn to think like foresters
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Why should we all learn to think like foresters

Interview with Lisa Hafer, WaldHaus Freiburg, on the role of forest education Forestry isn’t a topic usually taught in schools, and despite its relevance to climate change mitigation and adaptation, the dilemmas of a forester might sometimes seem too intricate and technical to explain to a general audience. In Germany, however, since Education for Sustainable...

Commitments towards Sustainable Forest Management
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Commitments towards Sustainable Forest Management

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, Members of the Integrate Network shared their commitments, strategies and management approaches towards Sustainable Forest Management and their use of resources. The statements were posted on social media and highlight the impressive work done by the Integrate Members. They reflect upon the potential and success of...

Upcoming event-Are climate change adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation in European forests two sides of the same coin?
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Upcoming event-Are climate change adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation in European forests two sides of the same coin?

With this virtual event, we follow up on our webinar on the EU Forest Strategy on September 22nd, 2021, where we discussed the pathways for action for strengthening the important role of forests in achieving Europe’s biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change targets. Questions to be addressed in this webinar are: How are climate change adaptation...

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...

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...

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...

Video: Be a forester for a day!
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Video: Be a forester for a day!

Watch this short video to learn more about the marteloscopes, the innovative training tool for the visualization of silvicultural decisions. Exercises in the Martelskop areas make it possible to slip into the role of foresters and make virtual forest decisions using a specially developed software. Go to the iplus website to check out the full...