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Ecosystem services are the “benefits people obtain from ecosystems”1 or “nature’s contribution to people.”2 Managing forests with a focus on ecosystem services presents new opportunities to preserve services like carbon sequestration and soil protection, as well as valuing and protecting intangible benefits provided by forest ecosystems, including recreation, health and cultural services.

2020 WEFE Nexus Science Advances Conference

Sustainable development in the Mediterranean region is facing a combination of challenges that are likely to undermine livelihoods. The Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus...

Progress, plans and potential impact at SINCERE halfway point

Several case studies in the SINCERE project are now fully functioning with exciting impacts at local, regional and national scales. The project's...

INHERIT project: towards a sustainable future for tourism and natural heritage

The International Association of Mediterranean Forests (IAMF) and its 14 partners have recently announced the implementation of the Interreg MED INHERIT project...

Green and climate finance opportunities in the Mediterranean region

On 4 to 7 November 2019 a capacity-building workshop on the opportunities for green and climate financing in the Mediterranean region gathered...

Bridging the gap between forest management and water conservation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new publication entitled "Advancing the forest and water nexus...

Global perspectives and mutual learning for forest ecosystem services

The first SINCERE Learning Lab has brought experts together from across the globe to brainstorm on issues pertaining to forest ecosystem services....

When ashes stain forest rivers: post-fire effects on soil and water ecosystems

Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these...
urban forest in Barcelona

Five important facts about urban forests

Paris made headlines this week for a new project to build the largest urban farm in Europe, right in the heart of...

Forest and its Potential for Health

How can forests provide human societies with health and wellbeing? This international event will update and advance applied research and best-practice implementation, organised by the...

Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and maintain fuelbreaks

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well...

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Greener cities help reduce the risk of premature death

Urban greenery can protect against premature mortality, according to an investigation conducted by the Institute for Global Health in Barcelona (ISGlobal) and...

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