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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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...
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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...

Support to oak plantations in Northern Spain

The marketing agency Material is working on behalf of a client to identify plantation or reforestation projects in Northern Spain that feature...

AlberItalia: science-based tree planting in Italy

In Santa Sofia, on the Italian Apennines, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Romagna Acque-Società delle Fonti Spa launched...

Restoring forests for sustainable development: policies, practices and impacts

There is a long history of conservation, reforestation and tree planting for various purposes in different parts of the world. But, due...

Handbook of good practices in post-wildfire management

How can post-fire salvage logging be more sustainable? In this second edition of their handbook, Eduard Mauri and Pere Pons present a...

Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to meet the Paris goals

The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism is implementing the project “The Paris Agreement in action: Upscaling forest and landscape restoration to...

Mediterranean forest area on the rise but increasingly in jeopardy

The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares - about the...

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Silvopasture policy promotion in European Mediterranean areas

A recent study carried out in the European Mediterranean areas highlights that silvopasture is an important practice across the Mediterranean region where...

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