EC Press Release: Commission report: Europe's nature under threat as world suffers worst year on record for forest fires
According to the European Commission forest fire report 2019 was the worst-ever year for forest fires around the world in recent history. Over 400,000 hectares of Europe's natural land was burnt and a record high number of nature protection areas were affected by wildfires.
The European forestry sector must be part of the future EU COVID-19 recovery plan
On 5 May 2020, CEPF, together with six organisations representing the European forestry sector, published a joint letter while the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 is having a significant impact on forests and forestry in a growing number of European regions.