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    The International Association for Mediterranean Forests (AIFM), founded in 1996, has for purpose to facilitate knowledge, experiences and ideas exchange on Mediterranean forest landscapes with a cross-field, multidisciplinary and international approach.

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20% of French Mediterranean Forests under threat according to IUCN Red List 2018

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Within the framework of the "Red list of French ecosystems", the French Committee of IUCN assessed the threats affecting 19 Mediterranean forest ecosystems. The results show that 21% of them are threatened, while 37% are nearly-threatened. The main pressures are linked to the artificialisation of territories, mainly due to urban extension, the introduction of non-indigenous species and climate change, inducing the aridification of Mediterranean climate and intensification of forest fires. The results also demonstrate the consequences of abandonment of agricultural and pastoral lands, that causes changes in the structure of some forests.

The Red List is available here (the English version will be available shortly): https://uicn.fr/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/uicn-france-lre-forets-med.pdf