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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.

2020: A “Super Year” for forests

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As...

PhD fellowships for early-stage researchers at CREAF

The Centre for Research in Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) in Barcelona, Spain, offers PhD positions for young researchers of any nationality...

PEFC Spain develops a project aimed to improve the imperial eagle’s habitat

PEFC Spain visited El Castañar Estate, located in Mazarambroz, Toledo (Spain) to undertake the last steps to complete a project that aims...

BiodivERsA European Joint Call 2019-2020

BiodivERsA is the network programming and funding research on biodiversity and ecosystem services across European countries and territories. This platform is made...

Sowers after the fire: bird-mediated restoration in Mediterranean forests

Gardeners, ecosystem engineers and landscapers: fruit-eating birds are playing a fundamental role in protecting biodiversity and recovering vegetation in habitats affected by external disturbances,...

EVOLTREE seminar on genetic adaptation research for future forests

EVOLTREE is organising a Scientific Seminar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, on 17 September 2019, associated to the annual EVOLTREE Governing Board meeting...

Celebrate International Day of Forests in Geneva

This year's International Day of Forests (IDF) on 21 March 2019 takes the theme  “Learn to Love Forests”. 

Mountain birds in decline in Europe

Published in the scientific journal Global Change Biology in late 2018, a new study shows, for the first time, that populations of...

Illegal trade placing Pindos wild orchids at risk, scientists warn

Article originally posted by the Athens News Agency. Overharvesting to meet skyrocketing demand in Turkey and elsewhere is placing the endemic wild orchid population in...

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Red wood ant nest transplants to assist biological control in forests

In this study, the authors analysed red wood ant nest transplant data collected from forest biocontrol sites in southern Turkey to determine...

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