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"Integration and Segregation"

5th Meeting of the European Network Integrate (EFI)

Rold Forest, Denmark, between 29th and 31st October 2019

Multiple scales for nature conservation in sustainable forest management

Mogens Krog, also board member of Pro Silva Denmark,working at the Ministry of the Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency invited to the 5th meeting of the European Network Integrate in Rold Forest 29-31 October in Denmark.

The two events under the Danish Chairmanship have the overarching topic: “Multiple scales for nature conservation in sustainable forest management: integration and segregation”.

The meeting in Rold Forest focus on two main topics: a) assessing options and effects of integrating biodiversity conservation in forests, and b) the involvement of stakeholders and society in planning and implementing such measures. Starting from the Danish examples, we seek to have an open and insightful exchange of experiences across countries, and between researcher, policy experts and forest managers.

This was the first of two meetings organised by Denmark as Chair of the European Network Integrate. The first one (29-31 October 2019) main topic was Integration of nature conservation measures: scale, connectivity, interaction and their effects on biodiversity. The venue was the Rold Forest near Rebild south of Aalborg.

This was an excellent opportunity to learn from their example and compare the different pros and cons of various models. Denmark is in the process of doubling the state forest area to be set-a-side for biodiversity to a total of 20%. The development in society and climatic changes request us to find a balance between the resources and services our forests can provide. How does Denmark implement integration and segregation of biodiversity conservation in forest policy and management? What are the reflections of research and other European countries? The above focus are crosscutting for two Danish events. Special attention will be given to the following topics: protecting biodiversity elements at forest level, forest restoration for conservation, stakeholder involvement, forests dynamics, climate change, succession, trade-offs.

Changing societal demands and a changing climate are putting new pressure to find the right balance between the resources and services our forests can provide.
Drawing on the Danish examples of close-to-nature forest management and set-aside forests, and putting it into perspective with experiences from other European countries, we want to elaborate on the following questions:

  • How is biodiversity conservation addressed in forest policy and management with regards to the interplay of integration and segregation?
  • How are society and experts involved in planning and implementation of forest management?
  • What lessons can be learnt across countries in Europe?

While our first event will focus on integration, the second event will focus on segregation and will put both into perspective. We look forward to having insightful discussions with you!

Contact: Mogens Krog <mokro(at)nst.dk>

More in formation can be found on the EFI website

Eckart Senitza participated on special invitation by Thomas Hausmann (BMEL Germany), who offered "Pro Silva" some pages in the INTEGRATE final broschure, presenting all network partners.

Integrated forest management for resilience and sustainability across 25 countries

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