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.

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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Effects of climate change on Greek forests: a review

A new study by the Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems (IMFE) in Greece focuses on climate change and extreme weather outcomes in...

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