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ForestValue policy brief: increasing sustainability and resilience of European forests

During spring 2022 the ForestValue initiative, an EU programme aimed at promoting increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe,...

Governing abandoned land: Storylines on natural forest regrowth in France and...

We highlight three out of five different stories we identified in our study about natural forest regrowth on abandoned land in France...

Silvopasture as key driver to promote circular economy in Europe

In light of the recent regulations and actions supporting circular economy, it seems clear that the European Union recognizes climate change as...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

Fungal and bacterial communities in black truffle plantations in northern Spain

The manuscript focused on one of the most important Mediterranean fungal species, with a very significant socio-economic role. Tuber melanosporum (Ascomycota, Pezizales)...

Diversity and regeneration strategies in Mediterranean woody plant communities

Maquis vegetation is a shrubland type that expands across the Mediterranean Basin. Although this vegetation type comprises high diversity of plants, the...

Now available in French: IUFRO-GFEP Policy Brief on Forests and Poverty...

IUFRO’s Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme proudly announces the launch of the French version of Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in...

What do the urban foresters of tomorrow need?

Urban forests represent an efficient solution to two of the most concerning trends of our time: urbanisation and climate change. However, their...

Fungal diversity in sacred groves versus managed forests in Epirus, NW...

Sacred groves are associated with small mountain villages, outlying churches, icon stands or abandoned monasteries, and can be found throughout the region...

Forests, trees and poverty alleviation in Africa: An expanded policy brief

IUFRO's Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) Programme launched the Portuguese version of their latest publication, Forests, Trees and Poverty Alleviation in Africa:...

Wild forest products can help propel green growth in Europe

Wild forest products such as cork, natural resins, mushrooms, medicinal plants, nuts and berries have huge potential to contribute to green growth...

Productive reforestation for living rural landscapes

Ancient and unique agroforestry landscapes can be found in several Mediterranean countries, and are known as arks of bio-cultural heritage rooted in...

From religion to conservation: Greek community guards sacred forest for over...

Sacred forests are wooded areas with spiritual significance for people and rural communities. They represent places of worship and commemorations, where natural...

Europe’s eyes on Earth to combat climate change effects in forests

The changing climate and increasing disturbance risks due to extreme weather events present major challenges to the forestry sector in Europe. Besides...

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