Resilience

Resilience refers to the ability of a system to bounce back from a disturbance or adapt to change. Relating to forests, it is how forest-related socio-ecological systems can respond to change in a manner that maintains critical interrelations (ecosystem functions/services/goods) within the systems.1 For Mediterranean forests, resilience is a term with many applications, particularly for climate, community and ecology.

Students learning about pine essential oils in Lebanon.

When heritage enters schools: empowering young generations with traditional knowledge

What is the future of traditional knowledge if it is not transmitted to younger generations? Recognising the importance of preserving local wisdom on natural...
Forest in Lebanon.

Bridging the disconnection between people and nature: a success story from Lebanon

The Mediterranean region holds an immense richness in natural resources and associated traditional cultural practices. However, most people are not aware of the profound...
Forest fires and restoration of burnt areas poster.

Forest fires and restoration of burnt areas in Spain

A new scientific report on forest fires explores the topics of prevention, extinction, and post-fire management in Spain. The report examines the causes of...
MYTF masterclasses

Masterclasses on the Voluntary Carbon Market and its Climate Change Mitigation Potential

The Mediterranean Youth Task Force (MYTF) is joining forces with the Youth Skills Hub of the Education Track of the World Food Forum to...

Mediterranean Forest Week logo competition: are you the creative mind we are looking for?

This year 2024 marks the 8th edition of the Mediterranean Forest Week, a regional event organised every two years that brings together stakeholders, policy...

EFIMED and Barcelona Provincial Council team up to promote forest resilience in Morocco

The European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) organised an identification mission to the Bou Hachem and Talassemtane natural parks in northern Morocco, in collaboration...

Management strategies to improve the resilience of Mediterranean forests

CIHEAM Zaragoza and CREAF are organising an advanced course to provide a thorough understanding of the threats, opportunities, and challenges for Mediterranean forests in...

Save the date for the 8th Mediterranean Forest Week!

Please reserve your calendar for the next edition of the Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), from 4 to 8 November 2024, focusing on the restoration...

Protecting your home from forest fires at zero cost: saving forests and money

When a house, a garden, or private land burns down, it is not just property that burns. What goes away are the daily lives...
Forest in need of restoration.

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...

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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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