Throughout history, forests in the Mediterranean region have been closely tied to human livelihoods, while being inextricable from local identity and culture. Ecosystem services can include these intangible factors, which are preserved through local knowledge and traditions, protected areas and cultural heritage sites.

Screenshot of the presentation of the project at the National Geographic Explorers festival.

Entangled destiny: the connection between trees and people in the Mediterranean

The powerful connection between trees and culture will be at the centre of a new National Geographic Society project lead by Magda Bou Dagher...
View of Sagalassos

New PhD opportunity on the resource flow analysis of social-ecological systems

KU Leuven has opened a PhD position for doing interdisciplinary research within the Sagalassos project with a full-time scholarship for four years. Project In this interdisciplinary...
Camino de Santiago

Mountains and their sustainable management are leading aspects of the Way of St James

PEFC Galicia, the Galician Association for the Promotion of Forest Certification, presented its "PEFC on the French Way" project - an initiative that forms...
Forest and castle in Sintra

Natural and cultural heritage in forests

Forests are one of the most important examples of natural heritage in the Mediterranean and the rest of the world, due to their exceptional...
Sacred forest in Greece

From religion to conservation: Greek community guards sacred forest for over 300 years

Sacred forests are wooded areas with spiritual significance for people and rural communities. They represent places of worship and commemorations, where natural elements are...
A cross carved into a tree trunk

When nature meets the divine: Religious rules protect sacred forests

Sacred forests are found all over the world; they are not restricted to any religion or belief system. They are wooded areas linked to...

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 within the...

Ancient Woodlands and Trees: A Guide for Landscape Planners and Forest Managers

Ancient woodlands, trees and forests are at the very core of many global landscapes. However, understanding the resource which these living landscapes provide requires...



Latitude or altitude may save us?

A second article in a planned series of three reports the results of ongoing research on the potential effects of climate change on terrestrial...