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Resilience refers to the ability of a system to bounce back from a disturbance or adapt to change. Relating to forests, it is how forest-related socio-ecological systems can respond to change in a manner that maintains critical interrelations (ecosystem functions/services/goods) within the systems.1 For Mediterranean forests, resilience is a term with many applications, particularly for climate, community and ecology.

EFI Mediterranean Facility is recruiting for a Junior Researcher!

The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an international organisation with 30 member countries and around 120 associate and affiliate member organisations. EFI...

Local initiatives to mitigate wildfire risk in Spain

Spain, like many other countries in Europe, has been burning for the last few weeks. The wildfire in Sierra de la Culebra,...

Improving community land management through association arrangements in Portugal

The Center for Applied Ecology Baeta Neves (CEABN) is currently conducting a research project called SAFER-LANDS, which is focused on exploring an...

15th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

The Energy Policy and Development Centre (KEPA) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, organises its 15th Annual International Scientific Conference...

FOREST EUROPE High-Level Policy Dialogue: Sustainable Forest Management

FOREST EUROPE (former Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forest in Europe) organises a High Level Policy Dialogue on 30 August 2022...

Citizen science and its contribution to controlling acacia forests in Portugal

Many forest ecosystems worldwide are under threat after the invasion of exotic invasive plant species and Portugal is no exception. One of...

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....

Sustainable cork management reduces the risk of forest fires

The International Day of Forests was celebrated on 21 March. This year, the UN has decided to focus on SDG 12: "Ensuring...

Metropolitan area of Barcelona named ‘European Forest City 2022’

EFI met civil and scientific community in Barcelona on Wednesday 23 March to celebrate the European Forest City 2022 award. The award...

Improving brown bear habitat in Spain through forest restoration actions

A new Horizon 2020-funded project has just been launched, bringing together 36 partners from 13 European countries to work towards a transformative...

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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,...

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