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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy
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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy

The new EU Forest Strategy has hit the forest headlines over the summer and, in a timely online debate, policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the strategy means for those it affects. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

Virtual conference: Incentives for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe
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Virtual conference: Incentives for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe

The 2-day virtual conference combines the findings and experiences from two European-wide research and innovation projects, SINCERE and NOBEL. After a keynote by Michael Jenkins, President and CEO of Forest Trends on “Promoting ecosystem services: global state of the art” we will together with speakers from science, practice, policy, and business present a comprehensive overview of the situation for...

EU Forest Strategy: Strengthening forests for biodiversity & climate change
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EU Forest Strategy: Strengthening forests for biodiversity & climate change

IUCN and EFI have joined forces to present an open, high-level webinar and exchange on the New EU Forest Strategy for 2030. The webinar on 22nd September, organised via the SINCERE project and Integrate Network, will bring together key stakeholders interested in and contributing to the implementation of the Forest Strategy, to reflect on the...

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...

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...