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Background The aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) is Europe’s rarest migratory songbird and a globally threatened species (listed as ‘vulnerable’ by the IUCN and included in Annex I of the EU Birds Directive). It has very specific habitat requirements, being found only on fen mires or wet meadows on peaty soil covered by sedges. The water lev ...
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Background Freshwater habitats are among the most threatened habitat types globally. In the 2007-2012 conservation status assessment of the EU Habitats Directive (Article 17), none of the freshwater, coastal, and groundwater dependent wetland habitats in Europe fully met favourable conservation status, and most are in unfavourable conservation status. Alm ...
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... In past 200 years, the water and wetland habitats of the Danube region have undergone great change: dams have been constructed; flood protection introduction; navigation improved; agricultural and forestry activities intensified; and land drained. Large continuous flood areas have been reduced and divided by dykes, while numerous branches have been cut off from the main river course. This proce ...
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Restoration of Boreal Nordic Rivers (ReBorN LIFE)

Start date: Jul 7, 2016, End date: Jul 6, 2021,

Background The economy of Västerbotten is linked to its forests. However, the activities of the forest products industry can have negative impacts on protected species, habitats and biodiversity. The rivers targeted by this project have been heavily influenced by measures taken to facilitate large-scale timber floating during the 19th and 20th centurie ...
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... limited data to evaluate trends. A 2012 survey revealed that, between 2000 and 2011, the number of alien plant species increased by 11% while alien animal species increased by 22%. Several IAS invade forests and affect tree health or alter ecosystem structures and functions. It is therefore essential to set up an efficient early warning system to enable foresters to limit further ecological and ec ...
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The project focuses on increasing access to wood resources through more efficient silviculture and a better understanding of the business models governing the procurement of forest operations services. The project further considers increasing efficiency in forest harvesting and collection, and the reduction of soil impact from forest operations, and puts forward ways of making this a measurable an ...
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... vifolia) is an evergreen long-lived coniferous tree that is endemic to Cyprus. Its natural distribution is very limited: it occurs only in a small area at the peak of Tripylos mountain, in the Paphos forest, in fragmented, scattered stands, over six separate geographical areas, mostly within the Koilada Kedron-Kampos Natura 2000 network site. These scattered areas cover a total of 290 ha, of which ...
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... also aims to improve the conservation status of several species protected under the Habitats and Birds Directives, such as Pulsatilla patens (a nationally endangered plant species restricted to esker forests in Häme region), and Lanius collurio and Sylvia nisoria, (two birds species that will directly benefit from restoration measures targeting their breeding habitat). It will focus on 69 Natura ...
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LIFE for EUROPEAN FOREST GENETIC MONITORING SYSTEM (LIFEGENMON)

Start date: Jul 1, 2014, End date: Jun 30, 2020,

Background Sustainable forest management is based on the long-term adaptability of forest ecosystems that starts at the genetic level. Forest genetic monitoring (FGM) is therefore a crucial component of any sustainable forest management operation, as it presents the possibility of detecting potentially harmful changes in forest adaptability before they ar ...
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Background This project’s area contains 40 Natura 2000 sites (covering 24 566 ha) in Belgium and the Netherlands, within the basin of the Meuse River and its tributaries between Andenne and Maastricht. The river basin has supported highly species-rich habitats related to former pastoral systems. But these habitats have become extremely fragmented and ar ...
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... lity of using extensified fields to allow recovery from soil compaction and a return to food production; Safeguarding resilience to climate change and variability through increased diversity; and Afforestation on fields with little capacity to recover and return to food production in the long-term. Finally, the project will monitor how this new co-existence of intensification, extensification a ...
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Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA)

Start date: Apr 1, 2016, End date: Mar 31, 2020,

SIMRA seeks to advance understanding of social innovation (SI) and innovative governance in agriculture, forestry and rural development (RD), and how to boost them, particularly in marginalised rural areas across Europe, with a focus on the Mediterranean region (including non-EU) where there is limited evidence of outcomes and supporting conditions. These objectives will be achieved by: 1. Develop ...
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The goal of GenTree is to provide the European forestry sector with better knowledge, methods and tools for optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources (FGR) in Europe in the context of climate change and continuously evolving demands for forest products and services. To reach its goal, GenTree will make scientific, technological and implementation breakthroughs in: ( ...
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Background The presence of the invasive alien grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in the UK is detrimental to several native species and the overall health and resilience of affected woodland ecosystems. The native Eurasian red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) is particularly threatened by grey squirrels, but to date there has been no clear pan to stem its po ...
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... servation status of freshwater pearl mussels in these rivers, by the development and implementation of effective and cost-efficient measures for reducing diffuse losses of sediment and nutrients from forestry and farming. Objectives The KerryLIFE project is taking place in Natura 2000 network areas in south-west Ireland, ...
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Agroforestry Innovation Networks (AFINET) (AFINET)

Start date: Jan 1, 2017, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

Agroforestry (AF) is the practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems to benefit from the resulting ecological and economic interactions. Research activities developed by AFINET partners indicates that appropriate application of AF principles and practices is a key avenue to help the European Union to achieve more sustainable methods of fo ...
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Blood-based biomarkers such as Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), circulating free tumor DNA (cfDNA) and microRNAs (miRNAs) have the potential to improve the development of personalized medicines for cancer patients. This is of particular importance when biopsies of the primary tumor or metastases are not accessible (e.g. at early disease stages or in minimal residual disease) or possible and the ass ...
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GROW Observatory (GROW)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2019,

The GROW Observatory (GROW) will create a sustainable citizen platform and community to generate, share and utilise information on land, soil and water resource at a resolution hitherto not previously considered. The vision is to underpin smart and sustainable custodianship of land and soil, whilst meeting the demands of food production, and to answer a long-standing challenge for space science, n ...
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Background The compiling of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) indicators is usually accomplished by ground surveys. This approach, based on forest inventory techniques, ensures accurate statistical assessments of forest attributes and how they change over time. However, surveying is generally expensive and time-consuming for medium to large forest manag ...
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Background Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are the most important greenhouse gases (GHGs) emitted from agricultural and forest soils, contributing 60%, 15% and 5%, respectively, towards global warming. Forest ecosystems generally act as a net sink for CO2, contributing to climate change mitigation by removing atmospheric CO2 ...
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Background Peatland drainage was carried out in Latvia throughout the Soviet era, up to the 1990s. This contributed to the degradation of natural ecosystems and resulted in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from areas that previously stored large amounts of carbon (carbon sinks). According to unofficial studies, in 1991, there were about 55 000 ha of peat ex ...
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... natural rivers) and 3140 (hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp.). Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen are leaking from soils as a consequence of agriculture and forestry activities. Wastewater from treatment plants or private properties also increases the nutrient loads in local aquatic habitats. Due to a locally high concentration of nutrients and sediment/org ...
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The key therapeutic issue in diabetes mellitus type I and II is glycaemic control. Reductions of constant self-control, of insulin injections, and of long-term complications would have tremendous benefit for quality of life. The best therapy option is the transplantation of allogeneic islet cells, but the current state of the art limits the applicability of this approach. Implanting unprotected gr ...
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Most of innovative businesses base their success on creating value through better use of intangible assets. Ecosystem Services constitute the most valuable intangible assets on earth and forests are the most precious Natural Capital in Europe. Therefore, ECOSTAR alliance aims to develop entrepreneurship and innovation skills and opportunities among Forest and Environmental Policy and Economics (FE ...
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... Dieback, which cannot currently be eradicated, pose an even more serious threat to the several listed Annex 1 Habitats Directive Fennoscandian wooded meadows, Fennoscandian old broad-leaved deciduous forests, Fennoscandian wooded meadows. Elm (Ulmus spp.) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior), makes up almost 70% of the old growth tree layer on Gotland and is significant even in a national context given th ...
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This project taps into the stimulants provided by green environments for facilitating non-formal learning. We will collect and peer review good practices that use parks, nature and woods as green learning environments, and more specific for the target group of children between 8 and 14 years with mental and/or mixed impairments and/or learning disorders. Research suggests this target group takes e ...
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Ewing Sarcomas (ES) are fatal, rare bone cancers particularly affecting young people. About 60% of patients achieve long term survival with current treatment but there has been no improvement in this proportion for 25 years. Treatment is unsuccessful because chemotherapy fails to prevent the development of, or to effectively treat established, metastases. In addition, of the 600 new cases of ES o ...
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Lets go French

Start date: Sep 5, 2016, End date: Sep 4, 2018,

Forest of Teesdale Primary School is a tiny rural primary school in the heart of the North Pennine Hills in County Durham, near to its border with Cumbria. The Head teacher is a shared Head with another very small rural primary school in the next valley. In Forest of Teesdale there are 16 Pupils and in Rookhope, there are 19 pupils. The staff comprises of 2 full time teachers and 5 part time acro ...
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Children in Permaculture

Start date: Sep 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2018,

Permaculture is a holistic design system based on an ethical framework of caring for the earth, the people and using only a fair share of resources. Children in Permaculture (CiP) is a unique, highly innovative project based on a genuine needs analysis about how to teach those values to children from an early age. We have carefully selected an enthusiastic and dedicated team to take forward our ap ...
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... The project’s main objective is to support the long-term conservation status of the Lesser Spotted Eagle by securing the protection and sustainable management of the forest habitats that are crucial for its existence. This goal will be achieved by carrying out a series of actions in 16 Natura 2000 sites, which will involve: Strengthening the strategic planning framework that gu ...
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Background The natural state of mires in Finland has deteriorated as a result of large-scale drainage, the consequent overgrowing of open mires and the isolation of pristine mires. Large-scale drainage has also significantly increased environmental loading (i.e. the leaching of nutrients, suspended solids and organic matter from peatlands to downstream wa ...
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Vision and Roadmap for European Raw Materials (VERAM)

Start date: Dec 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2018,

VERAM aims to provide an umbrella and coordination function for the raw materials related research and innovation activities across the relevant ETPs and their national technology platforms (while maintaining the flexibility and individual visions of each ETP network) as well as related other stakeholders across the raw materials value chain in order to increase synergies and facilitate uptake of ...
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Avoiding and mitigating safety risks in urban environments (City.Risks)

Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2018,

The main objective of the City.Risks project is to increase the perception of security of citizens in cities by activating in a more transparent and sustainable way their participation in communities, through which information and interventions can be provided both to proactively protect citizens from falling victims to criminal activities as well as to reactively provide more timely and effective ...
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Background Around 833 000 ha of forests (41% of all forested areas) can be found on Natura 2000 sites in Hungary. This includes 412 000 ha forests under national protection as well. Most of the state-owned forests are managed by state forest companies; only a minor part is in the trusteeship of national park directorates. Because of the unique biogeograph ...
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... 0 ha) located in south-western Lapland. The area is extremely valuable and vulnerable due to its unique biodiversity and rare limestone soil. Areas outside the Natura 2000 sites are mostly commercial forests, where mining districts and claims, peat industry and building also take place. This includes some small conservation areas protected by the Finnish Nature Conservation Act and Forest Law. Som ...
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Background Watersheds in urban environments are largely invisible and altered from their natural state. Widespread impervious surfaces, such as concrete and asphalt, and underground stormwater sewer networks have adversely altered watershed boundaries and lead to the rapid flow of untreated stormwater and snowmelt water into receiving bodies of water. Bec ...
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Improving lowland forest habitats for Birds in Cyprus (LIFE-FORBIRDS)

Start date: Oct 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

... ry infrequent in Cyprus to date. The project, however, will develop a new cooperation between the Game and Fauna Service, which is the competent authority for bird conservation, and the Department of Forests. The project addresses 11 Annex I species of the Birds Directive, through management measures in three Natura 2000 sites (Kavo Gkreko, Koshi and Potamos Panagias Stazousas). Illegal practice ...
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"Many EU and nationally funded research projects in the fields of agriculture and forestry provide excellent results, but the outreach and translation of these results into field practices is limited. The overall aim of VALERIE is to boost the outreach of research by facilitating the integration into innovative field practices. The work in VALERIE consists of three major approaches. (1). Stakehold ...
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The important climatic, environmental, socio-economic and land-use changes taking place at global, regional and local levels, pose new challenges for meeting the multifunctional demands on European forest resources, and for their sustainable management. In the European Union the formulation of forest policies is in the competence of the Member States and although the Treaties of the EU make no pro ...
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AGFORWARD

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2017,

Agroforestry is the practice of deliberately integrating woody vegetation (trees or shrubs) with crop and/or animal systems to benefit from the resulting ecological and economic interactions. AGFORWARD (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development) is a four-year project, developed by 23 organisations at the forefront of agroforestry research, practice and promotion in Europe, with the goal o ...
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