Tag: nature conservation

Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages
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Guidelines on ‘Closer-to-Nature Forest Management’ now available in all EU languages

Published in July 2023, the Guidelines on Closer-to-Nature Forest Management are now available as brochure in all EU languages. They’ve been translated to facilitate a better use by local forest actors and stakeholders across European countries. Why develop Guidelines on a Closer-to-Nature Forest Management ? Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 sets a path for...

An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana
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An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana

Šmarna gora, the highest hill in the city of Ljubljana, is now more than an iconic landscape monument and a destination for hikers. With the opening of the first “marteloscope” in central Slovenia, its slopes have been transformed into an outdoor classroom for school pupils thanks to an initiative of the EU-funded research and innovation...

‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  
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‘10 Must-Knows’ as guide for preserving biodiversity  

New policy report with chapter on integrating biodiversity conservation with forest management  From yet undiscovered biodiversity to resilient forests and the impact of food consumption on nature: 64 experts have now pooled their knowledge and recommendations and published them in the form of “10 Must Knows from Biodiversity Research” for 2024. The new report from...

Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests
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Five fact sheets about biodiversity measures in managed forests

In spring 2023, two two-day field courses on biodiversity in managed forests took place in Denmark. Five fact sheets were developed as science-based and practical course materiel aimed at forest managers and forest owners. The courses were organized by Copenhagen University, Center for Marcroecology, Evolution and Climate. The fact sheets are now available in English....

Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light
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Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light

What do you see when you look at a forest? The first, obvious answer could be “trees”, but the more nuanced reality is that forests have different meanings and values to different people. Trees provide important habitats to animals, such as cavities for bats to sleep in and branches for birds to build their nests...

Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change
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Navigating the changing climate: a new study on how practitioners tackle adapting forests to climate change

The forest cover is ever more under pressure, a changing climate and loss of biodiversity are two ongoing crises that increasingly threaten our forests. More frequent and more intense natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires and drought, hamper the ability of forests to deliver the wide range of ecosystem services demanded by society. To tackle...

Exploring the forests of Luxembourg during the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network: A Journey about Forest Resilience- and Conservation
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Exploring the forests of Luxembourg during the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network: A Journey about Forest Resilience- and Conservation

A warm welcome to Luxembourg Despite a chilly autumn at our doorstep, on the 4th of October, we were warmly welcomed by the chair of the Integrate Network, Michel Leytem (ANF), as he opened the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network held in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. There were about 94 participants across 3 days from...

What foresters want
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What foresters want

Recently there has been broad political interest in alternative forest management systems, in response factors that call for a rethinking of production-oriented forestry, including biodiversity concerns, resilience issues and socio-economic changes. The EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 for example calls for the development of nature-oriented forestry practices to safeguard biodiversity and rural livelihoods. Moreover, it sets...