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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.

Advanced vocational training on valuation of ecosystem services for the Mediterranean

The European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) organised, together with the host CIHEAM (International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Studies) and ICARDA, the...

Bosquescuela: grow and learn in and from nature!

Playing outside while learning for life! What is already practiced in Bosquescuela Cerceda (Madrid, Spain) is being planned for two places in...

Green4C Business Innovation Challenge: making green care innovative ideas grow

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ of the European Union, Green4C is a Knowledge Alliance project promoting nature-based solutions for health, wellbeing, and social...

Dive deep into Green Care with the Green4C Summer School!

The Green4C Summer School: a specialisation course in Green Care entrepreneurship will provide the participants with access to an inclusive and generative...

Forest photography and video with Michele Curel and Ramon Casacuberta

How to use different types of images and videos to tell a story about forestry, climate change, deforestation, restoration and related issues?...

Improving brown bear habitat in Spain through forest restoration actions

A new Horizon 2020-funded project has just been launched, bringing together 36 partners from 13 European countries to work towards a transformative...

Clearing House project: first calls for the Knowledge Exchange Mechanism now open!

The CLEARING HOUSE project is pleased to announce its first calls for the project’s knowledge exchange mechanism. The global objective of the...

Participatory mapping of cultural ecosystem services of urban green spaces in Zagreb

Cultural ecosystem services of urban green space are among the most important ecosystem services for people living in urban areas. In complex...

Call for papers in Frontiers Special Issue: Global Change in Forests and Their Communities

The scientific journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change is working on a special issue entitled "Global Change in Forests and Their...

Inspire for the Future – The Role of Forests in Ensuring Sustainable Production and...

Join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and IUFRO World...

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Urban forests represent an efficient solution to two of the most concerning trends of our time: urbanisation and climate change. However, their...

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