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Forests in California have changed dramatically during the 20th century. Shifts in forest structure including densification, declines in large trees and tree basal area have altered the function, productivity, and resilience of modern day forests. Attributing these changes to specific drivers is increasingly important for effective management of healthy and productive forests.

Coppice and coppice with standards are important habitats for species of light forests, because regular cutting of re-growth applied in this type of forest-use produces forest structures that fulfil habitat requirements of these species. Coppicing had been a traditional forest-use system in Central Europe for centuries, but it has dramatically declined in the last 100 years. As a conservation strategy, a contract-based conservation program for forests (CBCP Forest) was introduced in 2005 in Bavaria, Germany, that supports among other activities coppiced forests.

A major forest protection scheme in the Democratic Republic of Congo is in turmoil, amid a standoff between the country’s environment ministry and international donors.

WEST POKOT, Kenya — The Cherangani people, an indigenous community in Kenya’s Rift Valley, have always called the Cherangani Hills Forest their ancestral home.

The Government has extended the 90-day ban on logging in public forests by a further six months.

Ivory Coast will spend 616 billion CFA francs ($1.1 billion) over the next 10 years to rehabilitate and regrow the country’s forests that have shrunk as cocoa output expanded, a government spokesma

Dehradun: Persistent smoke caused by raging forest fires since the past few days has led to a rise in cases of respiratory and eye ailments among hundreds of villagers in Pauri, Nainital and Bagesh

NAINITAL: Uttarakhand may well be heading towards a repeat of 2016 when around 4,500 hectares of forests were destroyed in jungle blazes.

The White Paper on Environment, cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, points to alarming indicators on environmental destruction.

BENGALURU: Copious pre-monsoon rain has reduced the risk of forest fires in the state this summer.

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