Humans benefit from forests in numerous ways:
Due to the high demand for wood around the world, forests safeguard a large number of green jobs through harvesting either timber or other forest-based products, thereby making a key contribution to the economy. Further, forests protect us against natural hazards, provide us with an energy supply, aid in mitigating the effects of climate change, and offer animals and plants a habitat and humans a place for recreation.

  • GENial - Forests in climate change

    The new film "GENial – Der Wald im Klimawandel"! The project “GENial” on the situation of forests in climate change, their adaptation and protection through the management of genetic resources illustrates the current knowledge on climate change and the possibilities for the adaptation of forests.

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  • Supporting forests in the midst of climate change

    The forest is one of the areas that is most affected by climate change. In order for it to be able to contribute to resolving this issue more effectively, the Austrian Research Centre for Forests (BFW) offers the new internet platform to provide hands-on support to forest owners and to municipalities and regions. The launch of the website is celebrated with a photo contest.

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