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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.

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...
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...

Clearing House project: urban forests as nature-based solutions webinar series

The Clearing House project addresses a global challenge that unites European and Chinese cities in their quest to develop more resilient cities and liveable...
Sculpture in a forest.

Forest spirituality at the heart of the best academic paper on sustainable development in...

The paper "Exploring evolving spiritual values of forests in Europe and Asia: a transition hypothesis toward re-spiritualizing forests" was announced as the winner of...
Climate protesters with "there is no planet B" sign.

Climate anxiety: are forests a way out of it?

Every time we open social media or turn on the television, we are bombarded by news of environmental disasters and the many other impacts...

Feeling the forest: participatory methods to uncover the emotional dimension of forests

Forests contribute to people’s quality of life in different ways. They provide materials such as timber, fibres, and non-wood forest products, which are sources...

FutureForum Alps: My health, our climate

The climate crisis endangers our health, but at the same time the mountains also have a healing effect. The first Liechtenstein FutureForum Alps "My...

A masterclass on forests’ impact on human health and wellbeing

Silva Mediterranea’s Mediterranean Youth Task Force (MYTF) in collaboration with the World Food Forum organized a Masterclass on how forests benefit our mind and...

New global report confirms that forests reduce health risks

The global scientific evidence of the multiple types of benefits that forests, trees and green spaces have on human health has now been assessed...
From Trees to Wellness: How Forests Benefit Our Mind and Body

From Trees to Wellness: How Forests Benefit Our Mind and Body

Celebrate the International Day of Forests of 2023 joining the innovation masterclass "From Trees to Wellness: How Forests Benefit Our Mind and Body" organised...

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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...

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