New group tackles forest threats

BBC: A partnership has been established to tackle the range of threats facing forests in the Mediterranean region, such as water scarcity and fires. Each year, wildfires in the region claim up to 1m hectares of forests, at an estimated cost of 1bn euros (£870m). The new partnership was launched at the 2nd Mediterranean Forest Week, which is being held in Avignon, France. It will bring together scientists, policymakers, landowners and farmers. "The region's forests have faced a number of socio-economic......

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