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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.

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...

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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Climate change mitigation meets biodiversity conservation in Europe – two sides of the same...

The fourth webinar in the SINCERE Talks series focuses on trade offs and synergies between climate change adaptation & mitigation and forest...

Webinar: From National Forest Inventories to European Level Forest Monitoring

The New EU Forest Strategy 2030 recognises the need to develop a European forest monitoring system in all the Member States for...
Campylomyces heimii (Malencon) Nakasone a rare fungus in Greece. It was found on dead branches of Quercus frainetto during the research.

Fungal diversity in sacred groves versus managed forests in Epirus, NW Greece

Sacred groves are associated with small mountain villages, outlying churches, icon stands or abandoned monasteries, and can be found throughout the region...

Fundación Biodiversidad launches grants to support green recovery projects

Spain's Fundación Biodiversidad, which belongs to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), is...
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Biodiversity and invasive plants: the BioBlitz da Tapada’s initiative

The EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 aims to address the main drivers of biodiversity loss, with invasive alien species (IAS) as one...
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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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The environmental impacts of a large-scale transition to timber cities

Researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) carried out a study on the building sector's transition towards bioeconomy in...

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