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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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Preserving biodiversity: the foundation for a more resilient future

The IUFRO Forest Biodiversity Research Group addresses the influence of human-made and natural disturbances on biodiversity and explores the relationship between forest...

Virtual event: Restoring Europe’s forests for people and the planet

European forests play a crucial role in protecting biodiversity, contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and provide multiple benefits for societies...
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First study on tree microhabitats using Marteloscope methodology in Turkey

Developing strategies for the conservation of biodiversity in forest ecosystems in the face of global climate change has become one of the...
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Job Opening: CREAF is offering three research positions

CREAF is looking for three researchers to carry out internationally recognised research programmes. The positions are full-time, with a total contract duration...

New Mediterranean consortium to protect biodiversity

The Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium was launched on 12 March in Marseille (France) with the signing of 6 international NGOs: the IUCN Centre...
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Job opening: Etifor is seeking an Environmental bid & proposal writer

Etifor is looking for an Environmental bid & proposal writer: a new colleague able to support the team to deliver high quality...
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Combining sustainable forest management with biodiversity conservation

The scientific publication “Combining Tree Species Composition and Understory Coverage Indicators with Optimization Techniques to Address Concerns with Landscape-Level Biodiversity” addresses the critical...
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The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn from trees, fungi,...

The relationship between people and nature is an extremely important one, because positive experiences with nature have mental and physical health benefits...
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Extinction Rates for Plants and Fungi

Out of 216,000 plant species that have been described, 600 have gone extinct since Linnaeus, considered the "father of modern taxonomy", created...

Hotspots of biodiversity: the role of sustainable forest management in Europe

How to prevent the loss of biodiversity remains one of the hot policy issues in the EU and globally. Healthy and green...

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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...

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