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About FORRISK

This project aknowledges the fact that forest risks, whether biotic or abiotic, have no borders.

For example, the management measures taken in France in the aftermath of the Klaus storm had a significant impact on the Spanish wood market.

We also note that the pine wood nematode in Portugal could extend its distritbution to the whole of Spain and France, with potentially serious effects on forest production.

These are two examples among many others, which highlight the need for neighbouring countries and regions to take stock of all the measures that could be taken to prevent the expansion of forest damage. In addition, it is important to make use of regional best practices and knowledge in order to adapt or improve existing risk management tools.

This project contributes to the transnational measures that Europe is trying to identify for its Green Book on forest protection.

In this way, FORRISK will respond to these issues on a SUDOE area scale.

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