forests

Brussels will host EFI’s conference on “The Future of Plantation Forests”

ProPopulus Team With the aim of providing a better science-policy understanding of the policy issues facing European planted forests, the European Forest Institute will host in Brussels “The Future of Plantation Forests in Europe” on December 17th. The event will gather representatives of different institutions including Think Forest, the Irish Ministry of State for Food,…

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Italy is using new remote sensing images from satellites to detect poplar plantations

ProPopulus Team Although poplar cultivation is a strategic sector for the forest-wood supply chain in Italy and represents the most significant internal source for primary wood transformation, it occupies a very small portion of the national area (less than 1%) compared to that of forests. As part of the support strategies for the supply of…

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Getting more visible and interacting with other networks at the heart of ProPopulus’ action plan

ProPopulus team Following his appointment as chairman of ProPopulus, Professor Joris Van Acker has outlined his action plan for the association over the next years. One of the main focuses of this plan is continuing with ProPopulus branding project improving its web site, with new and better contents and features. Another main subject in Professor…

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Do you want to know how much a forest contributes beyond the wood it produces?

ProPopulus Team Forests don’t just produce wood. The benefits they bring to the ecosystem are many, but not incalculable. The international NGO FSC has developed a pioneering methodology to calculate them and will promote it in Spain through a series of technical workshops. The first workshop will take place on September 12 and 13 at…

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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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