Biodiversity in the Nordic Forests: challenges and responses
Forests are arguably our most important ecosystems. They host a huge share of world biodiversity, play crucial roles in the regulation of climate and the water cycle, and provide many other ecosystem services. Forests also provide safe, renewable and recyclable products. Their benefits have also been recognised in the European Commission’s new biodiversity strategy adopted in May. To mark the convergence of the International Year of Biodiversity (2010) and the International Year of Forests (2011), ACE and BirdLife have teamed up to exchange views and explore ways to enhance progress on forest biodiversity, through an enhanced dialogue and joint research projects detailed in this report.