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“Reconnecting people with their nearby forests can help encourage more active and healthy lifestyles, as well as enhance support for forest conservation”

May 27th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Interviews|Tags: , |

Kate Reilly
EU Programme Officer Nature-Based Solutions 
IUCN European Regional Office

Finding Solutions in Collaboration – Selecting Areas And Increasing Awareness

May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

The Finnish Forest Centre
Realizing the model of paying for landscape and ecosystem services has three critical issues, namely selecting the forest areas to be compensated, organising the fund collection and payments, and increasing awareness of the activities. [...]

Scientific approach to second MAG meeting in Russia

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science 
For our second MAG meeting, that took place on 29th of March, 2019 in CEPF RAS, Moscow, we chose to change the format drastically, compared to the first one. [...]

Rialb 2021: forests and water, source of life

May 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

More people and broad debate at the second MAG meeting in Croatia

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Public Institution Nature Park Medvednica
Lively discussion took place at Institute for Development and International Relations where we held our second MAG meeting.This time we've invited more stakeholders and we had also representatives from the city  [...]

Building the foundation for innovation in Flanders, Belgium

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Natuurinvest
Innovation can only work when it is conceived to respond to real needs in a specific context, and is supported by those for whom it is developed. In collaboration with the University of Leuven and the Flemish Agency for Nature and Forest, Natuurinvest will test the mechanism of a reverse auction [...]

First Multi-Actor Group meeting in Bizkaia

January 17th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Diputacion Foral de Bizkaia 
Agents from different fields involved with payment for ecosystem services in Bizkaia met within the framework of the SINCERE project. The first MAG meeting of the Bizkaia was organised in collaboration with the Union of Foresters of Southern Europe [...]

Poplar and biodiversity: what challenges lie ahead?

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , |

Etifor
Protected areas managers of Eastern Lombardy met at Mincio Regional Park to learn from pratices and to figure out why and how should they take actions to sustain the conservation of their areas. The sinergy between SINCERE and Ecopay Connect 2020, a local project financed[...]

Rialb 2021: forests for water in Catalonia

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia
Centre de Proprietat Forestal
There was great alignment of different stakeholders around the necessity to implement an innovation mechanism to value forest management and its direct relation with the amount and quality of water. [...]

Stakeholders strive to multiply solutions for Russian forests

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Centre for Forest Ecology and Productivity of the Russian Academy of Science
Forests in Russia are a resource of strategic significance, and in many regions the forest sector traditionally plays critical role in local economics. It is, for instance, true for our case study region, Voskresensky subregion of Nizhegorodsky region. [...]

Stakeholders have their say in valorising health benefits in Nature Park Medvednica

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Martina Belović Kelemen
PI NP Medvednica
30% of  Croatian territory is Natura 2000 site. There are 12 nature parks and 8 national parks. One of them is Nature Park Medvednica (NPM), protected as IUCN category V. [...]

Solutions for co-operation in forestry and nature tourism

August 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog, News|Tags: , , , |

Juhani Pyykkönen 
Senior adviser bioeconomy 
The Finnish Forest Centre (SMK), Finland
The idea of landscape as a service is not new anymore, but practical solutions are still lacking. The need is clear.  Kuusamo-Ruka tourism area [...]

“Showing society the entire process of developing a PES scheme is the starting point”

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Interviews|Tags: , , , , |

Teresa Baiges / Jose Antonio Bonet
Forest Engineer / Researcher
Centre de Proprietat Forestal (CPF) /
Forest Science and Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC),
Spain