From 9 to 11 March the last project meeting linked to Forest Ed Erasmus + was held in Portugal which brings together 6 countries of the European Mediterranean area, many of which are linked to the Mediterranean Model Forests Network.
The Montagne Fiorentine Model Forest Association, in the framework of the National Project of Forest Therapy of the CNR (National Research Council) and the Central Scientific Committee of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI), is organizing a series of experimental sessions dedicated to demonstrate the benefits of the Forest on our health.
The cultivation methods used today in the El Hajjaj’s lineage area in the Middle Atlas in Morocco aim to develop a significant turnover for the local populations, however the intensive cultivation of the apple tree causes significant damage to the ecosystems by directly affecting the aquifer and causing consequently a considerable drying up of the wetlands, streams, and lakes. For example: Dayet Aoua and Hachlaf lakes.
Within the framework of the European ERASMUS+ programme Forest-Ed, from 7 to 9 July, Provence Model Forest had the pleasure, together with the GRAINE PACA network, of receiving the project partners, namely
Forest ecosystems cover 42% of the EU’s total land area and strong efforts have been made to facilitate an increase of multiple forest ecosystem services.