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Biodiversity is the variety and variability of plants, animals, and ecosystems within an area. Value is placed on biological and population diversity, and also the health of these populations. Efforts to conserve biodiversity often consider biological and ecological protection from a systems level, working holistically to improve the health of an area.

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What actions would be needed to restore European forest ecosystems?

In early 2024, the European Parliament will have a final vote on the ‘Nature Restoration Law’ (NRL), a hotly debated regulation that aims to...

Conserving Mediterranean biodiversity: your voice matters

The INTEGRADIV project, with funding from Biodiversa+, focuses on the diverse responses to human perturbations of biodiversity in the Mediterranean forest. By integrating different...

10 scientific recommendations for keeping forests alive

Faced with persistent droughts, heatwaves, erosion due to torrential rain, nutrient loss, infestations and major fires, Catalonia’s forests are alarmingly vulnerable at present. Meanwhile,...

New episode of Branching out explores forest biodiversity

A new Branching out: the forest podcast episode is out! This time the conversation is about the relationship between biodiversity and other services forests...

GoProForMED workshop: Preserving and managing Mediterranean forest habitats

The European Union recently published new guidelines to "promote biodiversity-friendly and adaptive forest management as part of a common framework for closer-to-nature forest management"....

Life Biorgest Project shows sustainable forest management is key to enhancing biodiversity

September marked the end of the Life Biorgest Project, the aim of which has been to enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean forests through forest management....

Meet the jury of the #EyesOnEarth contest!

The #EyesOnEarth contest is an initiative seeking to promote innovative approaches and initiatives that foster the protection and sustainability of forests. Involving eight countries...
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New contest promotes forest innovations in the Southern Mediterranean

The #EyesOnEarth contest has just been launched on the occasion of the the World Environment Day. It aims to highlight the importance of environmental...

Turkish project tests tree-related microhabitats as biodiversity indicators

As we are being driven towards a chain of crises that are experienced more severely at some parts of the world due to dramatic...

OptFORESTS: Multilevel biodiversity for resilient forests in the face of climate change

In a context where forests must adapt to more extreme climatic phenomena, new pests, and emerging diseases, efforts are needed to make tree species...

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Riparian forests as Nature-Based Solutions within the Mediterranean context

The Mediterranean Basin faces significant challenges due to anthropogenic changes impacting both natural ecosystems and human livelihoods. Among these challenges, floods stand out as...

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