CCFORBIO kick-off meeting attended by ICNF

On 21 May, between 1pm and 5pm, the first meeting of the CCFORBIO project – “Conservation corridors in woodlands: A win-win for biodiversity, wood production, and carbon sequestration”, coordinated by researcher Bruna Oliveira (CESAM/DAO), took place. This meeting was attended by the project members (Tiago Silva, Paula Maia, Diana Rodrigues, Bruna Oliveira, Sofia Corticeiro, João Puga and Luís Tarelho – CESAM/DBIO; CESAM/DAO), DAO director Fátima Alves (CESAM/DAO) and Mónica Almeida, Head of the Forest Management Division of the ICNF (Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests) Litoral Centre.

CCFORBIO was honoured with the Belmiro de Azevedo Award 2023, a prize dedicated to the conservation, restoration and monitoring of biodiversity in Portugal. The project aims to support the creation and maintenance of conservation corridors in wood production areas. CCFORBIO seeks to change the perception of forests, highlighting not only their value as a source of wood, but also as places that provide other important ecosystem services, such as providing habitat for native plant and animal species, carbon sequestration and leisure opportunities.