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From religion to conservation: Greek community guards sacred forest for over...

Sacred forests are wooded areas with spiritual significance for people and rural communities. They represent places of worship and commemorations, where natural...

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...

Sensing the cork oak forest: an insight into the workers in...

A stunning new photographic exhibition unveils a poetic and emotional insight into the workers who remove the cork from our forests. “Sentir...

Forested rural areas are a valuable source of non-fossil raw materials

In the circular sustainable bioeconomy perspective, forested rural areas represent a precious source of the lignocellulose and non-fossil raw materials for established...

Wildfire resilience with a flavour of economics

A recipe in the making When at home in your kitchen you meticulously follow the steps of a...

JRC report examines ‘wicked problem’ of bioenergy from woody biomass

Bioenergy as a ‘wicked problem’ Forests are often seen as a promising solution for the two major environmental crises...

Growing forests: What benefits does natural forest expansion offer to society?

Forests in Europe are expanding. Despite headlines highlighting threats to forests and their ecosystems, like deforestation and natural disturbances due to the...

Spontaneous forest regrowth in Southwest Europe: Friend or Foe?

Think about a natural space that is familiar to you. Open areas around your city, agricultural land around your village, or pastureland...

The state of the world’s urban ecosystems: What can we learn...

The relationship between people and nature is an extremely important one, because positive experiences with nature have mental and physical health benefits...

Extinction Rates for Plants and Fungi

Out of 216,000 plant species that have been described, 600 have gone extinct since Linnaeus, considered the "father of modern taxonomy", created...