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ForClimadapt : Adaptation of the Mediterranean forests to the climate change

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FOR CLIMADAPT "Adaptation of the Mediterranean forests to the climate change" is an European project of cooperation co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It aims at encouraging initiatives and innovative experiments for an adapted management of the Mediterranean wooded ecosystems to the current and upcoming impacts of climate evolutions, particularly the risk of erosion, fire and decay, around four complementary approaches: (i) the development of observation systems and monitoring changes in ecosystems; (ii) developing an "adaptive forestry" to protect biodiversity while maintaining the economic value of populations (e.g. by promoting on mixed and irregular stands, local origin adapted species, etc.); (iii) development of methods for ecological restoration and reforestation of degraded land by erosion, fire or dieback; and (iv) information, awareness of society and improving governance.

Project information

Lead
Vesuvius National Park (Campania Region, Italy) – Man and Biosphere Reserve of the Park
Partners
Umbria Region (Italy) – mountain community "Valnerina" (Terni). Forest Science Centre of Catalonia (Spain) – Catalan Pyrenees. Mediterranean Directorate of the French National Forestry Office (ONF) – Regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur (the departments of Aude and Alpes-Maritime, France). North-Aegean Region (Greece) – island of Lesbos. ADPM, Alentejo Region (Portugal) – Natural Park Vale do Guadiana and Educational Center of Monte do Vento. International Association for Mediterranean Forests + Forêt Méditerranéenne: respectively the Mediterranean Basin and the French Mediterranean regions.
Source of funding
European project of cooperation, co-financed by European Regional Developme

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Keywords

adaptive forestry, ecological restoration

Duration

2010-2013

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Forestry

Geographic characterization

Global

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