Restoration

Due to sometimes centuries of degradation, some areas require concerted efforts to replant, re-diversify, and restore the health of forest ecosystems, while adapting them to new conditions brought by global changes. Improving the integrity of forest goods and services in the Mediterranean can also promote rural development and continued sustainable management.

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Ecosystem restoration business models to achieve UN Decade goals

Join UNEP and FAO online for a side event introducing a new e-learning programme that supports ecosystem restoration business models at the 16th...
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French version of “Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation”

A total of 17 landscapes in nine countries with Bonn Challenge commitments (three each in Africa, Asia and Latin America) were analyzed...

Taking Stock of Global Capacity for Ecosystems Restoration

The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is launching a global online survey “Taking Stock of Global Capacity for Ecosystems Restoration” to identify what...
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Forest and Landscape Restoration in the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is a key area for the implementation of practices aimed at restoring forest landscapes (Forest Landscape Restoration, FLR). Some FLR...
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Managing stand structure to restore mixed oak-dominated forests for biodiversity conservation

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is offering an open PhD position on Managing stand structure to restore mixed oak-dominated forests...
Drone for seed dispersal in Tarragona.

“Powerful Seeds” wins 1st place conservation tech prize for reforestation project

Dronecoria, founded by Lot Amorós of Elche, Spain, is applying drone technology for dispersion of pelletized seeds for reforestation. He and his...
Planting seedlings; natural strong species are planted in the forestry areas by local people.

Forest and Landscape Restoration Practices in the Mediterranean

Medforval and Istituto Oikos have just published a new survey on Forest and Landscape Restoration Practices (FLR) in the Mediterranean describing 8...
natural forest expansion on a hill in france

Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...
Snowy village in Catalonian Pyrenees

Spontaneous forest regrowth in Southwest Europe: Friend or Foe?

Think about a natural space that is familiar to you. Open areas around your city, agricultural land around your village, or pastureland...

Medforval seeks volunteers to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Have you implemented a successful ecosystem restoration which has had social and economic benefits? Volunteers are needed to take part in a...

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The role of fire in the conservation of Black Pine habitat

The endemic Mediterranean black pine forests (Pinus nigra Arn.) are a priority habitat for conservation in the European Union. Black pine forests...

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