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Integrate Network Meeting in Switzerland
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Integrate Network Meeting in Switzerland

This invitation-only event will bring 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 will learn about local approaches of integration of biodiversity into forest management during the excursion to Boudry forest. Finally, we will be...

“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...

Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions
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Managing England’s woodlands in a climate emergency – a guide to implement adaptation actions

How will climate change affect England’s trees and woodlands? What measures can be taken to minimize risks and ensure the protection of woodlands for future generations? How to cope with simultaneous threats such as tree pests and diseases? Based on the UK Forestry Standard’s governmental approach for sustainable forest management, the Forestry Commission published a...

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...

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...

Celebrating Biodiversity Governance in Slovenia
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Celebrating Biodiversity Governance in Slovenia

Best practice examples from the INTERREG EUROPE project BIOGOV Did you know that when we make plans for our forests, we have to consider the next 50 or even 100 years? You can imagine: Forest management is not an easy thing to do – and decisions taken are often subjects to controversy. To reduce the...

New procedures in Croatian Forest Management
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New procedures in Croatian Forest Management

Before the Amendments to the “Nature Protection Act” were adopted in the Republic of Croatia in 2018, the Ministry responsible for nature protection required that nature protection conditions were fully incorporated into forest management plans. If the conditions were met and approved by the Ministry responsible for nature protection, the plan could then be sent for approval by the Ministry responsible for forestry.   However, the Amendments of the Nature Protection Act, and the adoption of the new “Forest Act and Ordinance...