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When nature meets the divine: Religious rules protect sacred forests

Sacred forests are found all over the world; they are not restricted to any religion or belief system. They are wooded areas linked to...

Virtual conference on European Forests: Hotspots of Biodiversity

Forests are an important part of the European landscape and crucial for reaching the objectives of the European Green Deal and the Biodiversity Strategy...

Medforval seeks volunteers to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Have you implemented a successful ecosystem restoration which has had social and economic benefits? Volunteers are needed to take part in a survey which...

IUCN virtual launch: Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions

After a successful global consultation, the first version of the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions (NbS) is now finalised and will be launched on...

How do dryland species adapt to climate challenges?

Trees are crucial organisms in many terrestrial ecosystems. Tree responses to climate variations could influence the global carbon and water cycles considerably and affect...

Advocating a feasible EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 has been published as one of the paths towards the EU Green Deal and the Global Biodiversity Framework....

Italian forests preserve ecosystem services through sustainable management

The Regional Authority for Agriculture and Forestry Services of the Lombardy Region (ERSAF in Italian) and Union of Municipalities Valdarno and Valdisieve (UCVV in...

Restoring forests for sustainable development: policies, practices and impacts

There is a long history of conservation, reforestation and tree planting for various purposes in different parts of the world. But, due to the...

State of the World’s Forests 2020 virtual launch

The State of the World’s Forests 2020: Forests, Biodiversity and People (SOFO 2020), jointly prepared by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and United Nations Environment...

Bridging the gap between forest management and water conservation

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a new publication entitled "Advancing the forest and water nexus - a...

Riparian forests as Nature-Based Solutions within the Mediterranean context

The Mediterranean Basin faces significant challenges due to anthropogenic changes impacting both natural ecosystems and human livelihoods. Among these challenges, floods stand out as...