Meet the experts in Natural Forestry and Ecology
At the European Natural Forest School, experts in forestry and forest conservation from institutions across Europe will gather to share their knowledge, skills and experience. Advanced students from forestry and biological backgrounds, and young professionals in their early forestry or forestry conservation career will gain insights into natural forest ecology, conservation and forest management from those with a true understanding of the challenges involved in Europe..
Natural forest Ecology
- Role in climate change
- Field trip
Conservation of natural forest (EU)
- Disaster management
- Regional and social economic benefit
- Management conflicts
- Field trip
- Lübeck Model
- Productiveness of different silviculture
- Forest restructuring
- Field trip
Where and when does it take place?
The European natural forest school will take place in Lübeck, Germany, 2024. The application period will open in spring 2024 for the next round! See the application information for more details.
There is NO summer school in 2023!
Partners behind the European Natural Forest School 2022
Frankfurt Zoological Society
FZS is an international conservation organisation based in Frankfurt in Germany. Founded by citizens of Frankfurt to initially establish and run the Frankfurt Zoo in 1858, FZS was re-established by Bernhard Grzimek in the 1950ties as a conservation organisation. FZS is committed to preserve wildlands and biological diversity in the last remaining wilderness areas on the planet and focuses on large, biodiversity-rich areas in east Africa, in central South America and south-east Asia, and also in central and eastern Europe.
The Natural Forest Academy
The Academy was founded to give forests and their living inhabitants a voice. Our goal is to initiate a re-think about the way we treat forests in Central Europe. Through our research, we want to raise questions and provide answers around the ecological, climatic and social importance of natural forests and the impact that close-to-nature forest management has on, for example, climate and species protection.
The Wild Europe initiative promotes a coordinated strategy for protection and restoration of wilderness and large wild areas of natural process and habitat, addressing the threats and opportunities facing them. The partnership is currently comprised of agencies, NGOs, other institutions and key individuals. Its links reach beyond conservation to seek consensus with farming, forestry, business and urban social interests.