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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 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...

Ainata Al Arz opens its first hiking trail

Ainata Al Arz, a marginalised rural village in Lebanon, is characterised by its green nature: with multi-colorful fields between the valley of...

Promoting social integration through sustainable forestry

“You are here to have fun, and to enjoy the forest,” began Joachim Englert, shouting from where he stood, perched nobly with...
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Tree of All Trades

What are the benefits of trees in cities? Find out in this great information video on importance and services of the urban...

Autumn colour in Mediterranean forests

It's that special time of year when walking in the forest becomes a magical experience, made yet more wondrous by its transience. Some network...

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Retro-innovation working for wildfire prevention: Shepherds’ contracts to reduce biomass and...

Innovative contracts are providing extra income and social recognition for shepherds working to reduce forest fire risk. These indicator-based contracts, as well...

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