European Beech Forest
The Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management, in Europe, is especially committed to the study, conservation and development of European beech forests. European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is endemic to Europe; the remnant forest are mostly altered and severely affected by management and other antrhopgenic disturbances. Still, especially the ancient and old-growth beech forests can teach us important insights for sustainable development.
We are proud of accompanying an important iniatitive related to the development of a serial UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to old European beech forests.
Check out the specific projects:
- Beech Forest Network of Europe
- European World Heritage Beech Forests
- Study - Mgmt of WH "Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and Ancient Beech Forests of Germany"
- World Heritage European Beech Forests – Sustainable Management of the World Heritage Primeval Beech
- Conservation status of the Heilige Hallen beech forest in Northeastern Germany (in German)