Natura 2000 communication between stakeholders and share of close-to-nature forest management experiences in Hungary
Tools for a better harmonization of biodiversity conservation and timber production
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
Type: Narrative story
Date of writing: April 28, 2016
Author(s) of this page: Laszlo Galhidy
Organization(s): WWF Hungary
Better communication and experience sharing between forest managers on Natura 2000 areas. Close-to-nature forest management (continuous cover forestry, CCF) as a tool for a better harmonization of biodiversity conservation and timber production. Experiences in Hungary, Central-Europe; its conservational, economical and social aspects.
Description of activities
WWF Hungary. WWF is one of the largest green NGO’s globally. There is an office in Hungary (Budapest) for more than 20 years. Our forest programme is focusing on close-to-nature forest management, protected area management, education.
Activities. Creation of scientific and education materials (handbooks, guidelines, studies), organization of field trips, round table discussions, communication materials, e-learning modules
Challenges. All stakeholders have different background information, attitudes and financial, social interests which are challenging to harmonize
Next steps. We are keeping on organizing events, creating educational and communication materials, field trips; etc. It is also important to influence decision making on a political level
Information gathered at: the 1st workshop on Sustainable Forest Management (17-20 March 2016)
Contact: Laszlo Galhidy
Scale of intervention : National