Connecting Protected Areas With Green Infrastructure Would Strengthen Europe’s Ecosystems

The European Union’s (EU) network of protected sites, Natura 2000, could be further connected with green infrastructure to create a trans-European nature network. According to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing highways and other infrastructure currently disconnect about 15 % of the Natura 2000 sites from other nature areas, reducing …

Innovative Program Connects Donors and Tree-Planting Groups

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) declared 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in an effort to reverse centuries of damage to forests, wetlands and other ecosystems. The following year, as if to dramatize the urgency, fires swept through the forests of the Brazilian Amazon, Eastern Australia and the …

The State of the World’s Forests: Forests, Biodiversity and People

As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011–2020 comes to a close and countries prepare to adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, this edition of The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) examines the contributions of forests, and of the people who use and manage them, to the conservation and …

International Day for Biological Diversity

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the multitude of living things that make up life on Earth. It encompasses the 8 million or so species on the planet—from plants and animals to fungi and bacteria—and the ecosystems that house them such as oceans, forests, mountain environments and coral reefs. But, nature …

Total Production of Forest Assortments in Bosnia and Herzegovina Increased by 20 Per Cent

Total production of forest assortments in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the 1st quarter of 2020 increased by 20,29%, compared to the same period in 2019. Production of coniferous (softwood)   assortments is higher for 26,26% while the production of broadleaf (hardwood) assortments increases for 14,19%. Production of coniferous logs is 24,69% …

Forest Loss Slows Globally as Sustainable Management Grows

Did you know that forests cover nearly 1/3 of land globally? That’s 4.06 billion hectares. In other words, there is around 0.52 ha of forest for every person on the planet. This interactive report contains the main findings of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 (FRA 2020). FRA 2020 examines …