Tag: biodiversity

Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages
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Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages

Published in July 2023, the Guidelines on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management are now available as brochure in all EU languages. They’ve been translated to facilitate a better use by local forest actors and stakeholders across European countries. Why develop Guidelines on a Closer-to-Nature Forest Management ? Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 sets a path for...

‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  
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‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  

New policy report with chapter on integrating biodiversity conservation with forest management  From yet undiscovered biodiversity to resilient forests and the impact of food consumption on nature: 64 experts have now pooled their knowledge and recommendations and published them in the form of “10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Research” for 2024. The new report from...

Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests
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Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests

In spring 2023, two two-day field courses on biodiversity in managed forests took place in Denmark. Five fact sheets were developed as science-based and practical course materiel aimed at forest managers and forest owners. The courses were organized by Copenhagen University, Center for Marcroecology, Evolution and Climate. The fact sheets are now available in English....

Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light
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Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light

What do you see when you look at a forest? The first, obvious answer could be “trees”, but the more nuanced reality is that forests have different meanings and values to different people. Trees provide important habitats to animals, such as cavities for bats to sleep in and branches for birds to build their nests...

Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change
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Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change

The forest cover is ever more under pressure, a changing climate and loss of biodiversity are two ongoing crises that increasingly threaten our forests. More frequent and more intense natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires and drought, hamper the ability of forests to deliver the wide range of ecosystem services demanded by society. To tackle...

What foresters want
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What foresters want

Recently there has been broad political interest in alternative forest management systems, in response factors that call for a rethinking of production-oriented forestry, including biodiversity concerns, resilience issues and socio-economic changes. The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 for example calls for the development of nature-oriented forestry practices to safeguard biodiversity and rural livelihoods. Moreover, it sets...

Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions
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Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions

In times of climate change and related global challenges, forests are both under threat and considered important allies to mitigate climate change. Demand for our forests is accordingly high, so we ask ourselves: Could Integrative Forest Management – a management method that integrates several forest ecosystem services – serve as one of the solutions? And...

9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network
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9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network

From October 4 to 6 the current Chair of the Network, invites it’s members and friends to Luxembourg for the 9th Annual Meeting with the purpose to discuss integrative forest management. This year’s discussions will be focused on how different forest functions and ecosystem services can be integrated in forest management. For more questions: info(at)integratenetwork.org...