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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...

Integrative multifunctional forest management: a nature-based solution for adapted and resilient forests in Austria
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Integrative multifunctional forest management: a nature-based solution for adapted and resilient forests in Austria

Almost half (47.9 %) of Austria is covered by forests, which have been used by humans for thousands of years.  For nearly half a century, the multifunctionality of forests is legally anchored in the Federal Forestry Act (1975) – reflecting both forests’ great value for human health, animals, and plants, and their important contribution to...

Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management – the way forward
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Policy challenges of integrating biodiversity conservation in forest management – the way forward

The best approach of how to advance forest biodiversity conservation in Europe is currently at the center of the EU forest policy debate, also in relation to the new EU Forest Strategy. This Integrate webinar investigates  the role integrated forest management approaches are playing, and can play, in achieving European biodiversity conservation objectives in the interplay with other forest-related policy objectives.   The webinar brings together forest policy experts from the...