August 1st, 2016|

Choosing natural areas for holidays is one of the most popular reasons for holidaying in Europe. Consequently, an increase also occurs in associated innovative business ideas; green/slow recreational/tourism activities such as: adventure holidays, nature retreats, wild food tasting and many more. Ecotourism, generally speaking, entails; low-impact behaviour and support towards biodiversity and local cultures. Not [...]

Forest and Carbon Certification

August 1st, 2016|

Responsible forest management can provide multiple benefits, including contribution to mitigating climate change effects. Independent forest certification systems, such as forest and carbon certification, and other corporate social responsibility tools are innovative and show that forest operations can meet associated standards and requirements, while ensuring increased visibility, market access and reputation to forest managers and [...]

Wild Forest Products

August 1st, 2016|

Forests don’t only produce wood. Forests produce wild forest products (honey, forest fruits, nuts, mushrooms and more), which make up a part of natural capital, and not only, wild products are often connected to cultural services, like tourism and recreation. Indeed, their increasing popularity mirrors an interest in managing forests for alternative sources of living [...]

Natural Capital Accounting

August 1st, 2016|

As more than 50% of biodiversity has been lost in 40 years; from 1970– 2010 (WWF Global, 2014, pgs 11 & 14), the need to understand and manage sustainably what is left becomes ever more important. Indeed, calculating the value, the state and the consumption of what remains of these natural resources helps to highlight, [...]