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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.

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...

EFIMED’s Mercedes Caron selected to join the Global Young Academy

EFI is pleased to announce that Junior Researcher, Mercedes Caron, has been selected as a member of the Global Young Academy, an international society...

International Day of Forests 2023: call for video translations

For this year's International Day of Forests (IDF), FAO Forestry has produced a 60-second video for the Day. It is available in Arabic, English,...

Human impact on insect communities in a typical Mediterranean forest

A new article about Schinias Pinus pinea forest near Athens in Greece, explains how this degraded biotope has been impacted by human activity in...

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Wildfire risk planning and prevention: innovations in the Mediterranean and beyond

Wildfires, a natural part of ecosystems, pose significant environmental and socio-economic risks due to climate change and their destructive impact on local populations. Traditionally,...

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