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.
Forest owners’ involvement is a prerequisite for reaching the new EU Biodiversity Strategy targets for protected areas
“A new beginning for people and nature” was the theme of the EU Green Week 2020 organised on 20 – 22 October. The Week included several events with concerns on forests and CEPF was invited to speak at the high-level conference.
Two new publications on European ecosystems
This autumn, two reports focusing on the status of European ecosystems were published. The “State of Nature in the EU”, and the “MAES: an EU-wide ecosystem assessment” both provide insights on current trends and challenges faced by European ecosystems, including forest.
#ForestBiodiversity - A new platform to show how sustainable forest management supports biodiversity preservation
#ForestBiodiversity awareness campaign, powered by partners from the European forest and forest-based sectors, explores the inseparable connection between sustainable forest management (SFM) and forest biodiversity.