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New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management
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New publication on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management

From Science to Policy 12 Closer-to-Nature Forest Management is a concept proposed in the EU Forest Strategy for 2030, which aims to improve the conservation values and climate resilience of multifunctional, managed forests in Europe. Building on the latest scientific evidence, this recently published report proposes a definition of the concept, a set of seven...

New marteloscope in Lazio, Italy
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New marteloscope in Lazio, Italy

In Italy, marteloscopes are one of the most useful tools to communicate and teach how conservation of biodiversity can be integrated in traditional forestry practices. In the past years, the Pennataro (south Italy) marteloscope, developed by University of Molise, was used as an outdoor laboratory to implement teaching activities with students and forest practitioners.In the...

“Dehesa de Valsalobre” Marteloscope: getting ready for its inauguration
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“Dehesa de Valsalobre” Marteloscope: getting ready for its inauguration

Recently, Spanish members of the Integrate network including the managers of the “Dehesa de Valsalobre” forest, had a meeting in this marteloscope to explore the potential of the I+Trainer app performing some simulation exercises. This was a great test of the latest version (v.0.7.9.4 beta) of the software, which includes useful new features (e.g. the...

Webinar Recap – Climate change adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation in European forests
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Webinar Recap – Climate change adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation in European forests

Do climate adaptation, mitigation and biodiversity conservation goals walk hand in hand when it comes to the management of Europe’s forests? Or are they closely related, but essentially different pursuits? To unravel the complexities of the topic, EFI and IUCN invited representatives from the EU Commission, academia, and the advocacy and policy arenas to debate...

A week in the life of a marteloscopist
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A week in the life of a marteloscopist

Getting to the forest before sunrise, hugging trees to determine their diameter, spotting microhabitats despite rainy and foggy weather – setting up a marteloscope site is not a walk in the park. But as you can read in this illustrative blogpost by Jakob Derks, it is an interesting procedure, and an important contribution to enable...

“During our Integrate-Chairmanship, we reflected upon our own integrative forest management approach”
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“During our Integrate-Chairmanship, we reflected upon our own integrative forest management approach”

From October 2020 to October 2021, Switzerland was Chair of the European Integrate Network, with Christoph Dürr representing Switzerland in his role as a Chairmen. With his broad experience in international negotiations, his constant inputs and his dedication to the Networks’ objectives, Christoph significantly contributed to keeping the Network members engaged during this difficult year....

Integrate Network Meeting in Switzerland
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Integrate Network Meeting in Switzerland

This invitation-only event brought together Integrate Network members from all over Europe to discuss biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation and sustainable forest use in Europe. With a particular focus on Switzerland, we learned about local approaches of integration of biodiversity into forest management during the excursion to Boudry forest. Finally, we discussed the future funding...

“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.
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“Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope: challenges and opportunities within the Integrate Network.

Since the First National Meeting of the Integrate Network in Spain (more details here), Spanish partners of the Network have been working in the development of the booklet of the “Monte de Valsaín” Marteloscope (to be published soon). This process has led to engaging discussions about many topics, from the main challenges related to forest...