Ecosystem services

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.

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Green revolution places forests in the heart of the city

La Vanguardia - the most read online Spanish newspaper – features the paramount role of urban forests in their lifestyle magazine. Research...
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Bioecosys Final Conference

The Bioecosys project team is hosting its Final Conference on 6 December 2021. This conference will provide attendees with the opportunity to...
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Sustainable land use policies for agroforestry production in Spain – Course

The two-day course "Sustainable land use policies for agroforestry production in Spain in relation to other EU countries and the world", taking...
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...

Green Care online course: from academic theory to entrepreneurial practice

Interested in starting your own Green Care business? The Green4C project team has designed a high quality online course on entrepreneurship and...

Empowering wellbeing and health through nature: inspiring good practices and initiatives across Europe

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, which will be held virtually from 11-14 October and will focus...
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SINCERE final conference: Incentives for forest ecosystem services in Europe

We warmly invite you to join us for the final conference of the SINCERE project, "Incentives for forest ecosystem services in Europe:...
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FAO Forestry @ World Water Week

FAO Forestry will co-convene three sessions in the World Water Week on forests and water, building on the theme of the week...
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Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher on modelling of forest soil processes

Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) has an open position for a research scientist/ postdoctoral researcher in a multidisciplinary research group, which develops...
BosquesAlgoMas

Bosques Algo Más conference to convene in Pamplona

The Forestry Association of Navarra, Foresna-Zurgaia, will celebrate the IV edition of the Bosques Algo Más conference on October 7 2021.

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What do the urban foresters of tomorrow need?

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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