Today was a meaningful day for BEECH POWER and the #UNESCO World Heritage Beech Forests. The mayor of the City of Angermünde and the mayor of the municipality of Starigrad-Paklenica have signed a memorandum of understanding laying the foundation for a long-term partnership.
The international conference “WH Beech Forest Communities – experiences, results and conclusions” brought joint encounters and the exchange of ideas, experiences, and practices, supporting the further development of the UNESCO WH Beech Forest Site and enhanced intraregional cooperation.
On the 30th of March 2022, from 09:00 - 13:00 CET, BEECH POWER will organise two events to present the Code of quality management and introduce its application. Managers of World Heritage beech forests, as well as experts involved in the development and further interested stakeholders are cordially invited to participate.
In the context of the current forest situation under climate change, and related policies and initiatives, there are several opportunities on these impact levels for UNESCO World Heritage Beech Forest component parts and related management authorities.
During this year’s autumn festival at Blumberger Mühle, held on Sunday 5 September, BEECH POWER was represented with an information stand, which offered many possibilities for exchange with local people, including foresters of the region and the mayor of Angermünde.
Last month, as part of the DAAD East-West Dialogue Programme, 50 students, lecturers and practitioners from Ukraine, Moldova, as well as the BEECH POWER partner Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Centre for Econicsand Ecosystem Management from Germany went on a joint excursion through Western Ukraine.
Last week, the new version of the European Primary Forest Database (EPFD) v2.0 was released. This new expanded version, open-access, is the most complete source of information on the location of primary forests in Europe ever assembled.