A short report on the annual Pro Silva Europa meeting in Weimar, Germany Pro Silva is a European federation of professional foresters across 24 European countries (and more recently in New England, USA) who advocate and promote Pro Silva Close to… Read More Close-To-Nature Forestry across Europe
Resilience Blog / Forest Risks
Here we would like to provide you with recent updates: Ireland After responding to 50 wildfires over the past two weeks, Collite urged the public not to engage in “fire tourism” as forest and gorse fires continue to rage across… Read More Fire News from European Media
Hier ein Update zu einem erneuten Brand auf ehemaligem Militärgelände (Quelle: Spiegel online) und meine Kommentare dazu. In Deutschland, vor allem im Osten, gibt es tausende Hektar aktive oder ehemalige Truppenübungsplätze. Naturschutzfachlich sind diese Flächen auf Grund der ehemaligen militärischen… Read More Wildfeuer auf kontaminierten Flächen
A very sunny June 2018 was also a very dry June! And I mean dry: The sunshine duration in June with about 215 hours of sunshine reached 108 percent of the target of 198 hours. Persistent drought in the northeast,… Read More Germany dried up and on fire
Discussing solutions and searching for more resilience forests How are different European countries dealing with bark beetle outbreaks and which role do questions like sanitary cutting, monitoring systems, forest ownership, windstorms and expectations towards nature conservation play? What are the… Read More Bark beetle outbreaks and the future of European forests
The dry weather pattern over the northern parts of Europe are more stable than we like it to be… Ireland’s Forest Service, part of the European Forest Risk Facility network, has issued a RED fire danger warning, while the UK… Read More Wildfires going North!
On 6th of June 2018, EFI Bonn’s principal scientist Marcus Lindner and I, Junior researcher Laura Nikinmaa escaped tropical Germany to cool down in the Mediterranean Solsona, Spain, and to participate in the conference “COMMUNICATING RISKS IN Decision Support Systems:… Read More How to implement risk management in future forestry? A conference trip to Solsona, Spain
Thanks to the careful observation of colleagues at Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD) we are able to report an unusual “record”: As of 11 June 2018, the largest burnt forest area in this year so far in Europe can… Read More Unusual Record: UK burnt area largest in Europe – so far
Strengthening weaknesses is one of the starting points in any management or developing plan, but what to do when even identifying them is tricky? Such is the problem forest managers often face while trying to predict and prevent storm damages… Read More Modern storms, modern technologies – is AI the future of forest risk management?
ANW Pressemitteilung – Beispielsbetriebe erklären ihren Weg – Wald und seine vielfältigen Funktionen für die Gesellschaft sind durch den Klimawandel stark betroffen und mit großen Unsicherheiten behaftet. Die Bundesregierung und die Deutsche Forstwirtschaft haben dieses Problem erkannt und setzen auf… Read More Wald mit Wild – aber zukunftsfähig!
Note: The articles on this blog make no claim to completeness and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the European Forest Institute. May 2018 I am happy to share some great news with you. For the first time in Europe,… Read More First Aerial Ignited Prescribed Fire in Europe
The World Bank contacted the European Forest Risk Facility to provide experts for an assessment mission to Georgia to consult with the World Bank on possible areas for activities and cooperation. Between 1 and 9 May 2018, we had the… Read More South Caucasus – Forest Resilience in Georgia
Rachel MacManus, Head of Content at Green Lady Media, has gathered insightful information in her article The growing problem of wildfires in Britain and what to do if you see one for the latest edition of BBC Countryfile Magazine. It discusses the… Read More When a fire starts to burn
Workshop meeting to collect input for the Northern Irish Vegetation Fire Strategy 45 participants from across Ireland, all of them highly interested in vegetation fire, held a workshop meeting on 20-21 March 2018 in Belfast. The event was also attended… Read More Reducing wildfires in the countryside: Workshop in Ireland
From pests and insect damages to megafires and storm events – European forests are affected by diverse and often transnational disturbances, with profound impacts on forest ecosystem services and livelihoods. In response to these challenges the European Forest Institute (EFI)… Read More Establishing a European Forest Risk Facility
By Theresa Frei & Johanna Strieck “We must act to halt and reverse the unsustainable use of nature – or risk not only the future we want, but even the lives we currently lead”, says Sir Robert Watson – chair… Read More “We must act to halt and reverse the unsustainable use of nature” – Now