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One of the most salient threats to Mediterranean forest areas – and one that is greatly exacerbated by climate change – is the increasing risk of wildfires to forest ecosystems. Early detection and firefighting efforts, and above all, forest management and prevention, are key to mitigating fire risk for forests and the people who rely on them.

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8th International Wildland Fire Conference

The 8th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) offers a unique opportunity to showcase your technical and service solutions with over 1.500 wildfire...

Local initiatives to mitigate wildfire risk in Spain

Spain, like many other countries in Europe, has been burning for the last few weeks. The wildfire in Sierra de la Culebra,...

Improving community land management through association arrangements in Portugal

The Center for Applied Ecology Baeta Neves (CEABN) is currently conducting a research project called SAFER-LANDS, which is focused on exploring an...

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...

Rural development funding and wildfire prevention

Rural landscapes in Southern Europe have been increasingly exposed to wildfires during the last decades due to climate and land use changes....

Sustainable cork management reduces the risk of forest fires

The International Day of Forests was celebrated on 21 March. This year, the UN has decided to focus on SDG 12: "Ensuring...

Blazing the trail towards wildfire resilience: A story of social innovation from Catalonia

ADF stands for “Agrupació de Defensa Forestal”. In English, it could be translated as “Forest Defence Groups”. When I first got in...

The 7th Mediterranean Forest Week is just around the corner!

In March, we celebrate the International Day of Forests and, as could not be otherwise, the month is full of interesting events...
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An integrated approach to extreme wildfires in Europe

Extreme Wildfire Events pose a major threat for whole Europe, mainly due to the consequences of climate change. The areas affected by...

Workshop – Future challenges: Risk Communication

The workshop ‘Future challenges: Risk Communication’ is part of a series of Workshops that cover future challenges and associated uncertainty. They are...

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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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