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Scientists, foresters, and policymakers all play a role in forest governance, which refers to forest planning and management approaches and principles on a local, regional and international scale. Key elements in Mediterranean forest governance emphasise sustainable management, bioeconomy processes, and rural development.

Forests, trees and the eradication of poverty: potential and limitations

On Thursday, 15 October 2020, a global assessment report on the role of forests and tree-based systems in poverty alleviation was launched...
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Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations

This event marks the launch of a new and most comprehensive scientific assessment presented by the Global Forest Experts Panel (GFEP) on...
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Can social innovation help accelerate forest and landscape restoration?

In times of economic crisis, it may seem eccentric to think about forest restoration, but countries that decide to invest financial, intellectual,...
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When nature meets the divine: Religious rules protect sacred forests

Sacred forests are found all over the world; they are not restricted to any religion or belief system. They are wooded areas...

World Forestry Congress 2021 in Seoul

The World Forestry Congress (WFC) is held every six years and is the world’s largest global gathering of foresters. It provides a...

IUCN virtual launch: Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

After a successful global consultation, the first version of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is now finalised and will be...

Advocating a feasible EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 has been published as one of the paths towards the EU Green Deal and the Global...

LIFE Legal Wood: ensuring better compliance with the EUTR

The LIFE Legal Wood project, aimed at helping companies adapt to the requirements of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR), has just launched...

Deforestation made in Italy

This publication provides a summary of the contributions to the workshop "Deforestation made in Italy", held in Padua in December 2019. After...

IUFRO places focus on gender equality in forestry

When one thinks of forests, forestry and forest research, gender equality is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. But...

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BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit

The newly published BiodivERsA Citizen Science Toolkit aims to inform scientists working in the fields of biodiversity and, more generally, in environmental...

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