Burnt areas across Europe and the Mediterranean in 2023

Wildfires: the 2023 review by EFFIS/Copernicus

In 2023, more wildfires than average The EFFIS/Copernicus report looks at forest fires in Europe over the whole of 2023, with a particular focus on southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Europe experienced above-average forest fire activity in 2023, with a peak during the summer months. This led to an increase in the area burnt...
Nature restoration: Parliament adopts law to restore 20% of EU’s land and sea

Nature restoration: Parliament adopts law to restore 20% of EU’s land and sea

EU countries must restore at least 30% of habitats in poor condition by 2030, 60% by 2040, and 90% by 2050 Provisions for agricultural ecosystems can be temporarily suspended under exceptional circumstances Over 80% of European habitats are in poor shape Parliament has adopted the first EU law to restore degraded ecosystems across the EU...
l’Organisation des Nations Unies récompense sept fleurons mondiaux de la restauration

Nature is staging a comeback: UN recognizes seven World Restoration Flagships

Initiatives in Africa, Latin America, the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia cited as best practices for reversing ecosystems degradation...

Mohamed Larbi Chakroun

Death of Mohamed Larbi Chakroun (2 February 1943 – 22 December 2023)   The AIFM is deeply saddened to announce the death of its former President and founding member, Mohamed Larbi Chakroun, on 22 December 2023. A former student at the École des Barres (ENITEF), he joined the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture in the early...

Proceedings of the 7th Mediterranean Forest Week

The FAO, with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Türkiye, the Bursa Technical University, and the AIFM has just published the Proceedings in English of the Seventh Mediterrean Forest Week. The Seventh Mediterranean Forest Week, entitled “Forest and Ecosystem Restoration for the next Mediterranean Generations”, took place from 21 to 25...