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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.

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...

Making change in wildfire management: Science-policy interaction

The training course "Making Change - Science Policy Interaction", organised by the European University of Cyprus in collaboration with the European Forest...

FIRE-RES project kicks-off: striving for a fire-resilient Europe

Driving a transition within the European Union towards a fire-resilient continent by developing a series of innovation actions that take into account...

Land-use change and large wildfires

The effects of climate change on wildfires are widely studied around the world. However, another key process contributing to changing fire regimes...
Firefighter managing prescribed burn

Pyrolife project announces new PhD opportunity

The PyroLife Innovative Training Network is hiring 1 PhD candidate to join its efforts to understand fire, communicate risks and engage with...

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ForestValue policy brief: increasing sustainability and resilience of European forests

During spring 2022 the ForestValue initiative, an EU programme aimed at promoting increased innovation and competitiveness of the forest-based sector in Europe,...

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