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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...

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...

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...

Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out
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Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: new paper out

A Tree-related Microhabitat (TreM) is a distinct, well-delineated morphological singularity occurring on living or standing dead trees, which constitutes a crucial substrate for species. Cavities, conks of lignivorous fungi and dead branches are examples of TreMs. TreMs are widely recognized key features of biodiversity and are useful indirect indicators for biodiversity. Therefore, researchers have suggested...

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...

Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy
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Constructive and critical dialogue on the new EU Forest Strategy

The new EU Forest Strategy has hit the forest headlines over the summer and, in a timely online debate, policymakers from the EU Commission met with experts representing forest owners and managers, civil society and national policymakers to discuss what the strategy means for those it affects. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature...

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...