European forest owners’ representative to continue as the Chairman of the Civil Dialogue Group on Forestry and Cork
António Paula Soares, Member of the Board of the Confederation of European Forest Owners and Member of the Board of the Confederation of Portuguese Farmers, was elected as the Chair for the Civil Dialogue Group (CDG) on Forestry and Cork for a second mandate.
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.