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.

Restoring the resilience of Mediterranean landscapes to wildfires

The 2709 fires recorded by EFFIS (European Forest Fire Information System) in 2022 in Europe and the Mediterranean are more than three times the...

FAO’s participatory video toolkit: empowering communities with visual storytelling

FAO's 'Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management' (MEV-CAM) initiative recently announced a practical guide on leveraging participatory video, an inventive community-driven method aimed...

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"....

Iberian forests call for collective action to combat climate change and forest fires

Coinciding with the International Day against Climate Change, a forum titled "AGREEMENTS FOR IBERIAN FORESTS: A COLLECTIVE CHALLENGE" was held on 24 October at...

FORGENIUS Public Webinars kick off with focus on drought resistance and forest diversity

The H2020 FORGENIUS project, a European research initiative focused on forest genetic resources, hosted its first public webinar on 27 October. The webinar...

Forestry Speed Dating: Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 3

The Bioregions Facility cordially invites you to participate in the Unlocking forest carbon markets – Event 3 of the Forestry Speed Dating (FSD) 3rd...

Thirsty Europe: the effects of climate change in Catalonia on forests and farmers

As a result of climate change, droughts are on the rise in Europe and local and national governments are preparing for increasingly dry years....

Thirsty Europe: a story from Catalonia

Thirsty Europe is a cross border project that has searched for solutions to the problems generated by drought in the southern Alps and Mediterranean...

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....

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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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