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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.

New episode of Branching out explores forest-society connections

The fifth episode of Branching Out: the forest podcast, takes listeners on a captivating 30-minute exploration into the role of forests in shaping sustainable...

Nature is staging a comeback: UN recognizes seven World Restoration Flagships

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have named seven initiatives across Africa, Latin America, the...

Including the forestry sector in national recovery and resilience plans

In recent years, the European Union has intensified efforts to address environmental and social changes through various policies and regulations. All framed under the...
Students learning about pine essential oils in Lebanon.

When heritage enters schools: empowering young generations with traditional knowledge

What is the future of traditional knowledge if it is not transmitted to younger generations? Recognising the importance of preserving local wisdom on natural...
A nature scene from Güdül.

Successful Eco-Tourism and Agro-Tourism Workshop Held in Güdül, Ankara

Güdül, a charming town nestled in the heart of Ankara-Turkey, recently hosted a noteworthy workshop focusing on eco-tourism and agro-tourism. The event, titled "Güdül...
Forest in Lebanon.

Bridging the disconnection between people and nature: a success story from Lebanon

The Mediterranean region holds an immense richness in natural resources and associated traditional cultural practices. However, most people are not aware of the profound...

Management strategies to improve the resilience of Mediterranean forests

CIHEAM Zaragoza and CREAF are organising an advanced course to provide a thorough understanding of the threats, opportunities, and challenges for Mediterranean forests in...

Competence Centre for Stone Pine and Pine Nut: pinea spot congress conclusions

Over three days, at the end of November, 100 participants gathered in Lisbon to discuss the challenges facing the stone pine sector, particularly in...

The Spanish Institute of Engineering proposes a National Pact for Forests

The Rural Affairs Committee of the Spanish Institute of Engineering (IIE) has received the institute’s presidency support for the proposal for a Pact for...

Conserving Mediterranean biodiversity: your voice matters

The INTEGRADIV project, with funding from Biodiversa+, focuses on the diverse responses to human perturbations of biodiversity in the Mediterranean forest. By integrating different...

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Centenary of the foundation of Silva Mediterranea

In 1922, the international forestry association Silva Mediterranea was founded in recognition of the unique ecological, climatological, and cultural characteristics of the Mediterranean region....

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