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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...

Czech Marteloscope visit with EU Forest Directors
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Czech Marteloscope visit with EU Forest Directors

From 19 to 21 October 2022, the traditional meeting of the EU Forest Directors took place in Czech Republic. Delegates from 20 EU Member States, representatives of the European Commission and representatives of international organizations such as the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR), Forest Europe and the Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF) attended the meeting....

Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia
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Establishing a dialogue between forest management and nature conservation in Central Bohemia

On the 9th of September, the Czech state forest enterprise Lesy České Republiky (LČR) organized a joint meeting with colleagues from Germany’s Sachsenforst state forests at the Křivoklát forest, in Central Bohemia. At the Marteloscope Křivoklát area, foresters from Saxony got to know the integrated approach to forest management of the Křivoklát area. The training...

Improving forest resilience and enhancing biodiversity in European Forests:  findings, experiences, and prospects
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Improving forest resilience and enhancing biodiversity in European Forests: findings, experiences, and prospects

For two days, on June 28-29, over 50 marteloscope managers, researchers, and further forestry experts from more than 12 European countries participated in a workshop in Bonn to discuss technical, practical, learning, training, and research issues related to the conservation of microhabitats and biodiversity at marteloscope-monitored sites all over Europe. The first day of the...

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...