Integrating nature protection in forest management

The symposium had four main themes :

  • background information on relevant principles and concepts for integrative forest management approaches;
  • structural elements with a crucial impact on biodiversity conservation in forests;
  • selected species groups and discussed management options for these specific groups; and
  • future challenges, including climate change, invasive species and genetic diversity and their effects towards the integration of biodiversity conservation into forest management.

On the final day of the symposium, a field visit was organised for the participants to the Freiburg city forest to have on-site discussions on the local integrative management concept.

The book of abstract from the symposium can be downloaded at

Further information on the project Integration of nature protection in forest management and its relation to other forest functions/services (Integrate): http://integrate-efi.org/

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