The past year, a partnership of four private organizations based in Abruzzo (ILEX and Leaflab), in Milan (Oikos) and in Lebanon (ACS in Shouf Biosphere Reserve - SBR) with the leadership of the Municipality of Fontecchio (Abruzzo, within the candidate- Middle Aterno Valley Model Forest), applied for a grant by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development (AICS) and won a relevant subsidy to fund the project “From the Apennines to the Shouf: migrations of experiences and knowledge across the Mediterranean (Lebanon)”.
The 5 meetings entitled "ACAP meets Mediterranean Model Forest", a moment of confrontation and exchange of good practices between the Network of Model Forests, in particular the Montagne Fiorentine Model Forest and the Management Committees of the Protected Areas of Southern Albania, ended last 4th May.
Through the project, several international meetings will take place in Poland, France and Croatia.
It’s with great honour and pleasure that this year the two Christmas fir trees, which were placed in the atrium of the palace of the President of the Italian Republic and also in the presidential Castelporziano estate, were donated by the Montagne Fiorentine Model Forest thanks to the Municipality Union of Valdarno and Valdisieve. The trees come from the forests managed by the UCVV according to SFM principles and carry the “FMMF Il Legno” brand.
The Erasmus + "Forest Ed" project, which will start next December and will last 16 months, stems from the need for a change towards a sustainable development model, in which all of us as a society, have an important role through our actions and in which forests are essential as they are natural capital, necessary for the conservation of biodiversity and to provide ecosystem goods and services essential for well-being.
Thanks to the memorandum of understanding between the Mediterranean Network and Slow Food International stipulated last May 25, the Model Forests of the Mediterranean Network held a webinar as part of “Terra Madre – salone del gusto” during which they talked about the activities they are carrying out to promote sustainable management in its territories.
MAY 2020_The Mediterranean Network of Model Forests and Slow Food International have signed a collaboration agreement that aims to stimulate cooperation between the two Association not only internationally but also and above all locally, following the principle of "think globally and act locally", which is very dear to both.
On November 19, 2020, the Model Forests of the Mediterranean will hold a webinar as part of the "Terra Madre" event organized by Slow Food. This webinar is a showcase of good practices concerning sustainable forest management in the Mediterranean countries: from Spain to Croatia, from Italy to Turkey. An opportunity to learn more about the systems that can support local communities, promote local agricultural products and stem the tide of depopulation of the highlands. The free event will be held in webinar format on the Zoom platform, for up to 100 participants, and live on our Facebook page. To receive the Zoom link, simply subscribe by clicking here, however, it will always be possible to follow the live Facebook if the participants exceed the maximum number of 100. The event, which will be translated simultaneously into Italian and English, will start at 5:00p.m. and will end at 7:00p.m.
Montagne Fiorentine Model Forest Association together with Castagno d’Andrea Visitors Center of the Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna National Park (in Tuscay, Italy) organize, for the next 18 October, a day of direct experience and an in-depth meeting on the preventive and therapeutic functions of the Forests in the splendid context of the beech woods of Mount Falterona. The event is called "Meditation and health in Forest" and aims to be the first step towards a more structured project.
It was 2014 when the Montagne Fiorentine Model Forest Association (Tuscany, Italy), in particular the Culture and Tourism thematic commission, presented the “Tre Passi a Monte” project. Since then seven editions have been held, and it has become an annual event dedicated to environmental education and knowledge of the material and immaterial cultural heritage of the territory.