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Recreation and health

Forest areas are valued for their role in recreation and leisure, providing a space for people to connect with nature and spend time outdoors. Forests also provide public health benefits to both rural and urban populations.

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The Value of Forests

What is the value of forests and their impact on human health? Find out in this great information video elaborated by MFILM...

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...

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...

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....
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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...

Engaging with stakeholders for spiritual ecosystem services

Forests are key for society and understanding the importance and the functioning of ecosystem services is fundamental for the healthy and sustainable...

New territory for non-wood forest products through INCREDIBLE cross-cutting initiative

Non-wood forest products (NWFPs) have considerable potential to play a role in nature-based tourism, generating income especially in inland and rural areas in the...

Community project in Solsona focusses on forest benefits for health and wellbeing

There is so much that we can learn from forests. They are valuable to support biodiversity, to provide resources for human needs,...

Forests for Human Health – Challenges and Opportunities

8 - 9 April 2019, Vienna, Austria. FOREST EUROPE and the Austrian Research Centre for Forests will hold...

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SINCERE PES paper sparks discussion in Nature Sustainability

The original paper From principles to practice in paying for nature’s services, led to a critical response from Esteve Corbera (UAB) and his...

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