Pro Silva promotes forest management strategies which optimise the maintenance, conservation and utilisation of forest ecosystems in such a way that the ecological and socio-economic functions are sustainable and profitable. The general approach to management which is advocated by Pro Silva, includes market and non-market objectives, and takes the whole forest ecosystem into consideration. With reference to sustainability in its broadest sense Pro Silva members believe that forests provide four categories of benefit to society.
Pro Silva is a European federation of professional foresters across 20 European countries who advocate and promote Pro Silva Close to Nature Forest Management Principles as an alternative to clear felling, short-term tree plantations.
Pro Silva was founded in Slovenia in 1989 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in Slovenia in 2009. Pro Silva recognises and values the unique history of forestry and its past, current and potential contribution at local, regional and national levels. Members are convinced of the need for a greater range of management skills amongst foresters and forest owners. Pro Silva membership is made up of forest owners, foresters, forestry students and others who wish to practice and learn more about Pro Silva forestry practice.
Congratulations on the new Pro Silva site. Its a fantastic achievement. - Cathy Fitzgerald, Pro Silva Ireland. (4.4.2019)
The new website looks amazing. - A great big well done to you and all who have worked on it! - Paddy Purser (20th March 2019, Ireland)
Congratulations for the new website. You did a great job! - Misch Leytem (20.02.2019, Luxembourg)
New Pro Silva page looks very nice, you did great job. - Valda Aramiene (17.2.1029, Lithuania)
I had a look at the new website and I should congratulate you that it has come off very well and still evolving. - Irshad Khan (16.2.2019, For Eco India)
The exchange of information will be significantly higher between countries. Congratulations and cordial thanks for your efforts. Milan Saniga (17.2.2019, Slovakia)
Congratulations! The new homepage looks really great and I know that it cost you a lot of time and brainwork. Many, many thanks. - Anne Hürzeler (18.2.2019, Switzerland)
I like the look of the website. It is modern and functional. It is easy to find information and engaging. - Zander Evans (18.02.2019, Forest Stewards Guild)