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.

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 team were...
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 practices in...
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 climate crisis,...
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 in the...

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 survey which...

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 oak trees...

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 the Alberitalia...

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 to the...

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 comprehensive, up-to-date...

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 achieve Nationally...

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Resilience meets reverence: temporal and spatial responses of sacred forests to...

Sacred Natural Sites (SNS) and sacred forests are places with spiritual significance for communities, where natural and human elements are intertwined. They are found...

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