Environment

The European Forest Institute (EFI) will hold the International Workshop on Forest Fires in Madrid

ProPopulus Team This year Spain has seen the equivalent of more than 100,000 football fields burn in wildfires. The abandonment of rural areas and traditional agriculture and forestry has resulted in the accumulation of biomass in forests, which, coupled with an extremely warm and windy summer, has produced a combination that feeds the risk of…

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Madrid will host the UNECE Expert Workshop On Green Forest Jobs

ProPopulus Team Next week, on June 25 to 26, Madrid will host the Expert Workshop on “Green Forest Jobs: Facing challenges, exploring opportunities and increasing the capacity of UNECE member States”. The workshop will take place at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Montes Forestal y del Medio Natural. The workshop will go through…

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The shortage of poplar threatens the Spanish industry of plywood

ProPopulus Team In just a few months, in 2020, the availability of Poplar as raw material for the Spanish plywood industry will match the demand. Since then, Spain’s plywood industry faces a scenario of scarcity already portrayed in the inventory published in 2017 by the public Society of Infrastructure and Environment of Castilla y León…

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What are ecosystem services and why should we care and pay for them

ProPopulus team Ecosystem services are the many benefits that Nature provides to society.  These benefits make human life possible and divide into direct and indirect benefits. Direct benefits are, for example, the provision of nutritious foods and clean water, called “provisioning services”, or the regulation of features such as floods, land degradation, desiccation, soil salinization,…

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The wood industry has a key role to play in building a bio-economy

As awareness about climate change, ocean pollution and the need to turn towards a bio-economy rise, sustainability is becoming mainstream. But still there is a lot of work to be done and the wood industry has a key role to play in helping society understand the benefits of wood, sustainable plantations, and managed forests in…

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Beijing hosts the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF), which will take place In Beijing from October 23rd to 27th, aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global changes. The International Congress on Planted Forests is an international academic conference organized by the International Union on Forest Research…

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Buenos Aires hosts the 7th Poplar International Symposium

The Argentinian chapter of the non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest research scientists IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) will organize the Seventh International Poplar Symposium (IPS VII) in Buenos Aires, from 28th October to 4th November 2018 under the title “New Bio-economies: Exploring the Potential Role of Salicaceae”. Two field trips organized to…

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