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1999 storms: How Lothar and Martin damaged Western European forests

"Martin" and "Lothar", the devastating storms of 1999 wreaked havoc on European soils. From December 24 to 28, powerful winds approaching 180km/h blew over France, affecting 6% of the French forest.

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1999 storms - Martin - Lothar - climatic hazards - climate change

IUCN World Conservation Congress: Reforest’Action meets international forest restoration stakeholders

From September 3rd to 11th, the last edition of the IUCN world congress took place in Marseille. This key international event gathered thousands of actors of nature conservation, ahead of the COPs. Over two days, Reforest’Action contributed to the global dialogue on the restoration of forests.

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Congress - IUCN - nature - FLR - decade - United Nations - Restoration - forest - reforestation

Tribute to Dave Malloch-Brown, our correspondent in South Africa, deceased from COVID-19

On Sunday the 12th of September, Reforest’Action has lost one of its collaborators.

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correspondants locaux - projet - Afrique du Sud

Foulksmills : renewing an old field by planting a forest

South-east of Ireland, in the town Foulksmills, this 4,32-hectare old field had lost its environmental value. Replanting it with diverse species will help restore its ecological functions.

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old field - tree planting - Ireland - Foulksmills - biodiversity - revalorisation - climate change

400 000 trees planted in Kenya: report of our mission on the spot

End of July 2021, we went to Kenya to monitor our reforestation project. We met our local partner, Trees for Kenya, in order to measure the impact of the project on the local populations and the environment, which will help us maintain the development of our action in the years to come.

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Kenya - Africa - reforestation - Agroforestry

A tree species with multiple benefits for the restoration of South African ecosystems

In the Eastern Cape, South Africa, land desertification is caused by the increasing pressure of livestock on grazing land. Today, the depletion of vegetation cover and the degradation of the land of local farmers and surrounding reserves are causing many adverse environmental effects, such as the depletion of water resources, biodiversity erosion and soil erosion. In this context, Reforest'Action is partnering with C4 EcoSolutions and AfriCarbon, two South African companies, to restore these ecosystems by planting 500,000 trees of a local species essential to the ecological functioning of the region.

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South Africa - Africa - reforestation - Ecosystem restoration

Amazonia, Siberia, Indonesia, Boreal regions… Understanding the different types of fires

Over the recent years, forest fires have been multiplying all over the world, causing major damages for biodiversity and Humankind. According to a study published in 2016 by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists discovered - for the first time - a link between the rise of temperatures and the increase of fires frequency and intensity in the American Wild West. In 2019, the European Union's Earth observation programme Copernicus estimated that an average 11 hectares of land were burnt every second in the world..

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Ivory Coast: restoring degraded forests and supporting cocoa producers

Since January 2020, Reforest'Action has been working in southern Ivory Coast alongside local company Agro-Map, which specializes in the development of sustainability projects in the agricultural, forestry and environmental fields. The objective is to contribute to the restoration and preservation of classified forests by reforesting degraded areas and developing agroforestry alongside small local cocoa producers. During the 2020-2021 season, 200,000 trees have been funded by Reforest'Action and are currently being planted in the field.

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Ivory Coast - Africa - Agroforestry - reforestation

EU Forest Strategy for 2030: a strong environmental path

The European Commission just released on Friday 16 July its new EU Forest Strategy. This Strategy supplements the Fit for 55 Package (published on 14 of July) and will contribute to achieve the EU’s target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 55% by 2030, as set out in the European legislation on Climate. This new ambitious strategy “recognises the central and multi-functional role of forests, and the contribution of foresters and the entire forest-based value chain for achieving by 2050 a sustainable and climate-neutral economy while ensuring that all of ecosystems are restored, resilient, and adequately protected.”

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Europe - European Union - strategy - forests - public institutions

Progressive forest diversification in Tuscany

In March 2021, Reforest’Action contributed to reforest the Toscan countryside of Prato, for the second year in a row. Formerly destroyed by insects, the 13-hectare area covered by the project is now welcoming a diversified stand.

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Italy - Tuscany - species diversity