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The new EU funded MoniFun project, officially known as “Co-creating a blueprint of a harmonised European Forest Multifunctionality Monitoring System – MoniFun”, began its operations on January 1, 2024. This initiative is aimed to establish the blueprint for a comprehensive European Forest Multifunctionality Monitoring System (EFMMS). The EFMMS deals with the challenges posed by climate change and environmental stressors on Europe’s forests. The MoniFun project is a collaborative effort involving a research consortium of 13 project partners from...
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Forest Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, supported by Forest and Game Management Research Institute and Forest Management Institute recently organized a three-day workshop on “Managing biotic threats in forests – lessons learned from bark beetle calamities” in Breznice, Czech Republic. This event was part of Forest Risk Knowledge Mechanism. The experts’ input at this workshop in the Czech Republic was the basics for the new Policy Brief “Managing bark beetle outbreaks in the 21st century”.
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The Czech National Forest Inventory has been a source of reliable information about the condition and development of Czech forests since the launch of its first cycle in 2001. As part of the third National Forest Inventory in the Czech Republic (NFI3), the Forest Management Institute conducted data collection between 2016 and 2020. In this period of time, the condition of Czech forests was significantly affected by a bark beetle calamity of unprecedented extent. During the field surveys,...
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From 19 to 21 October 2022, the traditional meeting of the EU Forest Directors took place. This was the second event in the field of forestry organised under our Presidency in the Czech Republic and, as in the first event, a workshop on forest monitoring, Forest Management Institute (FMI) participated in the organisation. During the meeting, chaired by Deputy Minister of Agriculture Patrik Mlynář, participants discussed current European forestry topics including the conclusions of the workshop on forest...
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As part of the Czech Presidency, the Towards harmonised forest observation, reporting and data collection framework workshop was held in Kutná Hora from 14 to 16 September. During the workshop, participants discussed the current state of forest monitoring in EU Member States and its readiness for the establishment of a common harmonised framework for forest observation, reporting and data collection, as outlined in the New EU Forest Strategy. The importance of the topic is evidenced by the participation...
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