Tag: climate change

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...

An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana
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An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana

Šmarna gora, the highest hill in the city of Ljubljana, is now more than an iconic landscape monument and a destination for hikers. With the opening of the first “marteloscope” in central Slovenia, its slopes have been transformed into an outdoor classroom for school pupils thanks to an initiative of the EU-funded research and innovation...

‘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...

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...

Practical marteloscope excercise at Monte de Valsaín (Spain)
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Practical marteloscope excercise at Monte de Valsaín (Spain)

By Miguel Ramírez López (Tragsatec/MITECO). On the 20th of October, as part of the 8th Annual Meeting of the European Integrate Network, a practical exercise was performed at Monte de Valsaín marteloscope using the I+ software by 46 participants coming from 13 different European countries, including 2 representatives from the European Commission. After a first...

Making the FOREST FIT FOR FUTURE
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Making the FOREST FIT FOR FUTURE

How can uniform coniferous stands in Northern Europe be converted to more natural and climate-friendly managed forests? How will that affect the economic outcome of forestry and what is the effect on biodiversity? These questions are raised and sought to be answered in the EU LIFE project Forest Fit For Future. Conifer forests are important...